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What complications are associated with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?

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People with BDD are at high risk for major depression and, sometimes, suicide. They may isolate themselves from others if they are too self-conscious to go out in public. People with the disorder also might have many surgeries in an attempt to correct the defect they think they have.

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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