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Medical Term:

body dysmorphic disorder


  1. a psychosomatic (somatoform) disorder characterized by preoccupation with some imagined defect in appearance in a person who looks normal.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): dysmorphophobia

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