2008 - Body Dysmorphic Disorder First acknowledged as...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder First acknowledged as disorder in 1997 DSM Criteria Preoccupation with imagined defect in appearance o Excessive concern over slight physical anomalies Preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, and other areas of function Preoccupation not better accounted for by other mental disorder(e.g. anorexia) Symptoms Obsessive thoughts about appearance perceived defects Delusional thoughts and beliefs about the perceived defect Anxiety Low self-esteem Feelings of self-consciousness in social settings Feelings of shame Avoidant personality o Uncomfortable leaving home Inability to work or focus due to preoccupation with appearance Problems initiating and maintaining relationships Alcohol or drug abuse Compulsive behaviors Mirror checking, glancing in reflective surfaces OR inability to look at self (afraid to look in mirrors) Attempts to camouflage “defect”
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