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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 260-262

Body dysmorphic disorder, dysmorphophobia or delusional disorder-somatic subtype?

1 Ram Psychiatry Hospital and Institute, Madurai 625020, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Chief Psychiatrist and Director, Ram Psychiatric Hospital Institute, Madurai 625020, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
V D Krishnaram
338-A, Anna Nagar, Madurai 625020, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.31561

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Excessive concern about the appearance of one's body is the hallmark of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). A case with recurrent intrusive preoccupation and concern about the appearance of the face, ritualistic behaviours associated with this preoccupation, resulting in social and interpersonal difficulties is presented. The difficulty to draw a discrete boundary between BDD and a delusional disorder of somatic type is highlighted.



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