body dysmorphic disorder

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A somatoform disorder characterized by a pathological preoccupation with an imagined or exaggerated defect in physical appearance. Also called dysmorphophobia. See also Adonis complex, muscle dysmorphia, somatic delusion, taijin kyofusho. BDD abbrev. [From Greek dys- bad or abnormal + morphe form]

Subjects: Psychology — Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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