Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy

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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.

J Clin Psychiatry 1997;58(2):86-87 [letter]