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How can medication help with treating body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?

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A type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are showing promise in treating BDD. So are antipsychotic medicines such as olanzapine, aripiprazole, or pimozide (either alone or in combination with an SSRI). The FDA hasn't formally approved any medicine as a treatment for BDD.

From: Body Dysmorphic Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Body dysmorphic disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Somatoform Disorders in Children."

OCD Center of Los Angeles: "Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Symptoms and Treatment."

Center for Family Therapy: "Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Body dysmorphic disorder."

The Merck Manual: "Somatoform Disorders in Children."

OCD Center of Los Angeles: "Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Symptoms and Treatment."

Center for Family Therapy: "Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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