Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is characterized by a preoccupation with one or more perceived defects or flaws in one’s physical appearance that are not observable or appear only slight to others, and by repetitive behaviors (e.g., mirror checking, excessive grooming, skin picking or reassurance seeking) or mental acts (e.g., comparing one’s appearance to that of others) in response to the perceived defects or flaws.