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Call it beauty dysmorphia. Much like body dysmorphic disorder, a mental condition that afflicts about 2 percent of the population and makes them fixate on a perceived physical flaw that doesn't exist, beauty dysmorphia causes a warped sense of self-image.Is there a connection between body dysmorphic disorder and cosmetic surgery?
A study by Crerand and colleagues (2006) found body dysmorphic disorder to be associated with cosmetic surgery. The study found that 7 to 15 percent of the patients, who undergo a cosmetic surgery, suffer from the disorder, and the study also found that individuals with body dysmorphic disorder don’t benefit from cosmetic surgeries.Is there a cure for body dysmorphic disorder?
While there is no cure for body dysmorphic disorder, the symptoms of BDD can get better with treatment. Body dysmorphic disorder treatment often includes a combination of:What are the most common disorders associated with body dysmorphic disorder?
Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia also appear to be frequently found in individuals with body dysmorphic disorder. 57 percent with body dysmorphic disorder were also found to have a co-existing personality disorder. Most frequently: avoidant, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, and dependent personality disorders.