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*Corresponding author:Dweep Chand Singh, Associate Professor, AIBHAS, Amity University UP, NODA, India
Received: September 04, 2017; Published: September 19, 2017
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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common psychiatric disorder that frequently presents to both mental health experts and general health practitioners. Generally, BDD for the most part, goes unrecognized and undiscovered in clinical settings. It is critical to perceive and precisely analyze BDD in light of the fact that this often secret disorder might be crippling. Patients with BDD have impaired functioning, poor quality of life, a high rate of self-destructive ideation and suicide attempts. In this way, it is essential to screen patients for BDD and abstain from misdiagnosing it as another disease. Non-psychiatric treatments (e.g., medicinal and / or surgical) which most patients look for and get inadequate for BDD. This article presents a clinically engaged outline of BDD symptoms, causes and analyses long term effects of psychotherapy on it.
Keywords: Body dysmorphic disorder; Psychotherapy; CBT
Abbreviation: BDD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder; OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; OCRDs: Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders; CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy; RCTs: Randomized Controlled Trials; SSRI: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor; CFT: Compassion focused therapy