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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatments

(Also Known As: Body Dysmorphia Treatments, Bdd Treatments, Dysmorphic Syndrome Treatments, Somatoform Disorder Treatments, Dysmorphophobia Treatments, Body Dismorphia Treatments)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Kinds of Body Dysmorphic Disorder Treatments are Available?

Dermatological or plastic surgery was found to be unsuccessful in treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder.5 The preoccupation remained in most individuals and still impaired normal functioning.

Drug treatments such as SRIs or SSRIs (serotonin reuptake inhibitors like Luvox, Prozac, Anafranil, etc.) were found to be effective in treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It is advisable to consult one’s doctor and/or psychiatrist about such drug treatments.6 By using exposure strategies, response prevention, and other cognitive techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy has benefited people suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Could You Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Topics

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