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What are the most common areas of concern for people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?

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  • Skin imperfections, such as wrinkles, scars, acne, and blemishes.
  • Hair, including head or body hair, or a lack of it.
  • Facial features: Very often this involves the nose, but it can be the shape and size of any feature.
  • Body weight or muscle tone.

Other areas of concern include the size of the penis, breasts, thighs, buttocks, and having certain body odors.

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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