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Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is listed in DSM-5 as an OCD Related Condition. This condition is characterized by an overwhelming preoccupation with a trivial or non-existent fault in one’s physical appearance. Similar to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), those with BDD also experience obsessions and compulsions. It is a misconception that those with BDD are “vain” or “making things up". People with this condition are suffering from true perceptual problems.

What Are the Symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

Those struggling with BDD experience many challenges in their daily lives due to their fixation on a supposed defect in their appearance. Many sufferers may avoid contact with other people, abstain from attending social events, and may even find it difficult to function in everyday activities like attending school or work.

Symptoms of BDD can include:

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder

  • Selective Mutism

  • Specific Phobia

  • Social Phobia

  • Panic Disorder

  • Agoraphobia

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

BDD is a serious condition but treatment is possible. At the Neurobehavioral Institute, our Weston Body Dysmorphic Disorder therapists specialize in anxiety-related disorders.

We Can Provide the Support You Need

At NBIm we believe that everyone deserves compassion and respect, and we are committed to providing patients with the best treatment for behavioral disorders possible. We offer a variety of intensive programs and treatment services for children, adolescents, and adults in Weston and the surrounding communities of Broward County. Our Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) specialists can work with you to determine the best course of treatment. As members of the American Board of Professional Psychology, we specialize in anxiety-related disorders, eating disorders, and depression. We also offer Spanish- and Portuguese-language services.

Neurobehavioral Institute (NBI) is a dedicated mental health center focused on the treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Related Conditions. We specialize in providing personalized care and evidence-supported Cognitive Behavioral therapies (CBT) tailored to meet your specific needs.


Get control of your life. For more information, please call us at 954-280-3226.

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