Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder After Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Report of 2 Cases (a man and his mother)

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Sir: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or dysmorphophobia, is a mental disorder characterized by preoccupation with an imagined defect in one’s appearance. Alternatively, BDD may involve a minor physical abnormality, but the concern is regarded as grossly excessive.1 Most patients with BDD show repetitive behaviors, such as mirror checking, requests for reassurance, and skin picking, which resemble obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) compulsions.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2007;9(4):313-315 [letter]

https://doi.org/10.4088/PCC.v09n0411b