BDD


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BDD

Abbreviation for:
balanced deficit
body-dysmorphic disorder (Medspeak-UK) 
brain-dead donor

body dysmorphic disorder

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BDD

A preoccupation with one or more imagined defects in appearance. The disorder is also known colloquially as athletica nervosa.
See: muscle dysmorphia
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The latter study proceeded to examine differences in sexual orientation as well, indicating that BDD was higher among gay and lesbian students than among heterosexual students.
People suffering from BDD have different perceptions about themselves.
As per expectations, patients with BDD were found increasingly distressed about their appearance and looks; even they saw their reflection for meagre 25 seconds.
Inasmuch as BDD represents the more extreme end of the continuum of suffering, this same core conceptualization could be applied to less severe struggles with body image disturbance.
Cohen notes "the rules of BDD only allowed new skaters to join the rest of the league in regular practices and drills once they had attended eight Freshmeat practices (which were held twice a week), passed a skills test, and were allowed to take a derby name" (26).
As expected, the results showed patients with BDD became increasingly distressed about their appearance and looks, even after seeing their reflection for just 25 seconds.
All but two patients had received medication, without sufficient effects on BDD symptoms, and most had received individual therapy.
By identifying tanning as a prevalent feature of BDD, the hope is "clinicians--both mental health and non-mental health--will consider the possibility of a BDD diagnosis when a patient presents who is excessively tanned," Dr.
It can be challenging to convince a person who is suspected of having BDD to seek such guidance, but this clearly is necessary.
Instead, BDD, OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), body dissatisfaction, and hostility are the main predictors of MD.
BDD is a mental disorder where a preoccupation with a slight defect in the sufferer's appearance - real or imagined - becomes so excessive it interferes with their social and professional life.