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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The NeuroBehavioral Institute (NBI) Specializes in OCD & BDD Treatment

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:

  • Obsessive fixation on perceived faults in appearance
  • Repetitively seeking reassurance from others regarding appearance
  • Engaging in compulsive behaviors
  • Attempting to disguise or hide compulsive behaviors
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts

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.

Inspirational Stories

  • “Went above and beyond for me and my family, and would not accept anything less than seeing me through to a healthy life.”

    E.S.

  • “The excellent care I received at the hands of NBI’s skilled and experienced practitioners made a real difference.”

    M.T.

  • “I finally found doctors who understood me and my thoughts. I had felt so alone, helpless and scared. After meeting Dr Moritz I was at ease, she and the other doctors at NBI were all trained in the treatment of OCD.”

    M.L.

  • “My life changed for the better, plain and simple.”

    R.H

  • CogMed Working Memory Training
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Centers (APPIC
  • American Board of Professional Psychology
  • International OCD Foundation