Body dysmorphic disorder

Mustafa Bashir M Jawad*, Magnus Sjögren

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde
1 Citationer (Scopus)

Abstract

Body dysmorphic disorder is defined by a preoccupation of one or more non-existent or slight defects or flaws in the physical appearance. The prevalence is 1.7-2.4% in the general population with a higher incidence rate in women. The rate of suicidal ideation is as high as 80%, and up to 25% of the patients attempt to commit suicide. Comorbidities, such as obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and anxiety, are frequent. These patients may seek cosmetic or dermatologic rather than psychological treatment. In the view of the high prevalence and risk of suicide, recognizing this disorder is important.

Bidragets oversatte titelBody dysmorphic disorder
OriginalsprogDansk
Artikelnummer9
TidsskriftUgeskrift for Laeger
Vol/bind179
Udgave nummer9
Sider (fra-til)776-779
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 1 mar. 2017

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