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Letter to the Editor

Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Proxy

Stephen C. Josephson and Eric Hollander

Published: February 15, 1997

Article Abstract

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.

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