Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy
J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(2):86-87 [letter]
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Letter to the Editor
Sir: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a preoccupation
with imagined ugliness, has been better characterized and described
in recent years. Here we describe a variant (BDD by
proxy) seen in two cases that involve a shift from concern over
personal appearance to distress over others’ appearance.