Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance. In BDD, if a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive. The individual may engage in repetitive behaviors or mental acts in response to preoccupations with perceived defects or flaws in physical appearance. The preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Providing Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette's Disorder/Tics, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, Skin Picking/Excoriation Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Phobias. Boca Raton office is easily accessible from Palm Beach County & South Florida (Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami).