Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is diagnosed when a person becomes preoccupied with potential (generally minor or even imagined) physical flaws. The person's concern about the physical flaw is out of proportion to the actual flaw (if any). This excessive preoccupation causes the person to believe that their physical flaw (their nose, their hair, their skin, etc) is extreme, sometimes to the point they believe they are deformed. BDD is generally severe and often undiagnosed.
Our clinical staff are recognized experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) of BDD, an evidence-based treatment that generally has a significant exposure therapy component when BDD is the target of therapy.
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