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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - A Psychological Disorder - Frequently Asked Questions

Last Updated on Aug 18, 2015
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for body dysmorphic disorder?

Generally it is best to visit a psychiatrist for body dysmorphic disorder as he can analyze the person’s thoughts and behaviors clearly. It may take some convincing to encourage the patient to meet the psychiatrist since most patients do not realize that they are suffering from a psychiatric condition.
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2. Can the disorder be treated without medication?

BDD can be treated only with cognitive behavior therapy in milder cases. However, severe cases should be started on medications.

3. How long will it take to cure?

Although symptoms may not go completely, there will definitely be an improvement after the treatment. SSRI antidepressants should not be stopped suddenly. Instead, the dose must be reduced gradually, only when the doctor feels it is fine to do so.

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