Body dysmorphic disorder, or body dysmorphia, is one of the most common eating disorders. People who have this condition are usually preoccupied with their appearance and perceived flaws, and may spend hours each day staring into a mirror.
People with the disorder may misuse drugs or alcohol to cope with their overwhelming thoughts and feelings, but this behavior usually only worsens symptoms. If you or a loved one have this disorder, you aren’t alone, and treatment options can help.
Assessing Your Risk of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body dysmorphia can be difficult to live with. If you think you might have this condition, take this assessment to get an idea of whether your symptoms are typical of this disorder. However, keep in mind that a quiz is not an official diagnosis of body dysmorphia. You can discuss the results with a medical professional after completing an assessment.