body dysmorphia


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A psychiatric condition in which the patient has a profound negative distortion of his/her body image, which may hinge on perceived craniofacial flaws or imperfections of physique, leading to compulsive checking of his/her appearance in the mirror, intense self-consciousness, social avoidance, isolation and depression

body dysmorphia

a mental disorder characterized by a perceived defect in one's physical appearance or in a part of the body. muscle dysmorphic disorder a form of body dysmorphia that occurs almost exclusively in men, characterized by a perception that the body is too small and insufficiently muscular; also known as bigorexia.
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I would say that body dysmorphia is now an epidemic.
Its Booty Clinic also provides professional advice for depression, body dysmorphia and eating disorders.
At its extreme, body dysmorphia can be the end result, personified by an individual looking in the mirror and literally seeing something reflected back at him that doesn't match the reality of what's there.
I have such bad body dysmorphia," she told Now magazine.
Past medical history included a laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic gallstones, depression, body dysmorphia and a previous deep vein thrombosis.
Further, Kimmel and Mahalik (2005) and Siever (1994) suggest a desire to hold onto an ideal body physique connected with youthfulness might put older gay men at risk for body dysmorphia.
A child of normal weight can have body dysmorphia and overreact to the normal weight fluctuations of growth spurts and puberty.
Candice has body dysmorphia, which means she tends to have a distorted view of her shape.
This illness dealt with patients, notably women, who expressed traits of body dysmorphia that extended to habits harmful to her body and her well-being.
The campaign will try to raise awareness of problems such as disordered eating and body dysmorphia, the preoccupation with an imagined or minor abnormality.