Body dysmorphic disorder

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What is body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder is a condition in which the affected person is excessively concerned about and preoccupied by a perceived defect in his or her physical features or body image. It usually begins during adolescence and may be somewhat more common among women.

Common symptoms reported by people with body dysmorphic disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for body dysmorphic disorder

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Compare treatments taken by people with body dysmorphic disorder

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Who has body dysmorphic disorder on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 28 say body dysmorphic disorder is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 50
30s 55
40s 31
50s 21
60s 13
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 55
20-29 years 6
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 5
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 28
Female 153

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 52
Not Diagnosed 40

These charts show data from body dysmorphic disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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