Body dysmorphic disorder is one of the most common eating disorders. People who are diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder are preoccupied with their appearance, constantly criticizing their looks and thinking about their perceived flaws. Someone who has body dysmorphic disorder may spend hours each day looking in a mirror and feel shame and anxiety.
People with the disorder often abuse substances to attempt to manage their condition, which can make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated. If you or a loved one have this disorder, you are not alone. Treatment is available.
Assessing Your Risk of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Do you think you or your loved one could have body dysmorphic disorder? You can take a self-assessment to begin to get some answers. These quizzes are not official diagnoses, as only a medical professional can diagnose body dysmorphic disorder. However, these assessments may help you evaluate your symptoms and determine if you should seek treatment.