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body dysmorphic disorder

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  1. a mental disorder characterized by distorted body image and obsessions about perceived physical shortcomings. Abbreviation: BDD

Origin of body dysmorphic disorder

First recorded in 1985–90; dys- + -morphic
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British Dictionary definitions for body dysmorphic disorder

body dysmorphic disorder

  1. a psychological disorder characterized by a strong feeling that one's appearance or health would be improved by the removal of a healthy body part
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