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Self-Screen for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Thursday, 14 April 2011 02:09

If you answer "Yes" to any of the questions below, it is recommended that you consider seeing a professional for a consultation to determine whether you may have Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

  1. Are you distressed because you see a part, or parts of your body as ugly or disfigured?
  2. Are you distressed because you believe that a part of your body is abnormally small or large?         
  3. Are you distressed because you believe that the both sides of your body are not identical or symmetrical?
  4. Do you see marks, spots, discolorations, or blemished areas on your body that others do not believe to be as noticeable or disfiguring as you do?
  5. Are you convinced that you that your hair is thinning, even no one else sees it that way?
  6. Do you feel extremely anxious about going out in public because you are anxious about the way your body looks?
  7. Do you frequently avoid going out in public because of the way you believe your body looks?
  8. Have you had, or are you planning to have surgery to correct what you believe your bodily defects are, despite physicians having told you that it is unnecessary?
  9. Do you go to great lengths to hide or camouflage what you believe are the defects in your appearance before you can go out in public?
  10. Do you spend large amounts of time every day feeling concerned and worried about your appearance?
Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2011 15:37


Please Note: Then information in this site is presented as a public service to our patients and friends. It is not a substitute for a careful evaluation by a qualified mental health professional.  If you are already under treatment, do not make any changes in your regimen without consulting your doctor.

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