Related Conditions

Here are a few common problems that can co-exist with BDD.

How does someone separate out from BDD from other conditions? The job of a mental health professional is to tease out what the core problem is and whether there is an additional problem.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

In BDD, there may be a focus on order and symmetry with appearance, which is very similar to OCD.

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Social Anxiety Disorder

BDD is often associated with social anxiety and fears of being judged negatively by others.

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Skin Picking Disorder / Dermatillomania

Skin-Picking Disorder is characterized by repetitive skin picking resulting in skin lesions and significant distress or impairment.

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Eating Disorders

The main difference between eating disorders and BDD is someone with an eating disorder is worried their body weight and shape, which lead to behaviours which are aimed at trying to lose or control weight.

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BDD is often associated with symptoms of depression amounting to an additional problem

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