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dys·mor·phism

(dis-mōr'fizm),
Abnormality of shape.
Synonym(s): dysmorphia
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]

dysmorphia

(1) Abnormality of shape. 
(2) Malformation.
(3) Muscle dysmorphia, see there.

dys·mor·phism

, dysmorphia (dis-mōr'fizm, -fē-ă)
Abnormality of shape.
[G. dysmorphia, badness of form]
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In body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) the distress associated with imagined flaws and minor physical defects is massively disproportionate to the reality of the situation.
I used to feel low and sad all the time but didn't know I was suffering from depression and body dysmorphic disorder till I got help.
Body dysmorphic disorder in patients with an eating disorder: Prevalence and characteristics.
Key Words: Muscle dystrophy, Dysmorphic face, Jaw muscle weakness.
Among the patients with the negative finding of proteinuria on the test strip and with the positive SSA test there is a significantly higher number of those with pathological findings of erythrocytes in the urine when compared to those of the same group with negative SSA test, in the form of an increased number of fresh erythrocytes and/or the presence of dysmorphic erythrocytes, as well as the isolated presence of dysmorphic erythrocytes (p <0.
The dysmorphic findings on the patient's face included a wide forehead, slightly upward-slanting palpebral fissures, wide and prominent nasal root, long philtrum, cleft-lip (incomplete in the upper lip), externally rotated lower lip, horizontal streaks on the chin, plump cheeks, retrovert ears and small chin.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by obsessive preoccupation with an imaginary or trivial physical anomaly that is perceived as a severe flaw to one's appearance which requires extreme measures to hide or repair.
Conversion Symptoms###Physical Pain Symptom###Body Dysmorphic Symptoms###Hypochondriasis###correlation
The fetus had dysmorphic facial features, a depressed nasal bridge, synophrys, a wide frenulum, hirsutism, low-set ears, ectrodactyly in the left hand and phocomelia on right (Figs 1 and 2).
Objective To prepare a dermatologic version of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) questionnaire and to ascertain and compare the prevalence of BDD among the medical students versus general university students in Pakistani community.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is known as the fear of deformity is a fairly common serious mental disorder which has been less studied and to have noticeable prevalence.
But for victims of body dysmorphic disorder, it's especially worse for they are trapped in superficiality and somewhat unhinged at that.