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  • adj. of, relative to, or producing dysmorphism

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  • And there are also people who are -- it's called a dysmorphic disorder -- (INAUDIBLE) dysmorphic disorder, that you don't like the way you look, which represents 18 percent of patients that see a doctor.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2009

  • There are also people who are what is called dysmorphic disorder, that by dysmorphic disorder, you don't like the way you look, which represents 18 percent of the patients I've seen.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2009

  • The way her forehead protruded in one picture suggested a "dysmorphic" skull shape.

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  • Studies suggest that 5%-15% of those who ask for cosmetic surgery will be suffering from BDD – or body dysmorphic disorder – which some doctors consider an actual contraindication for surgical treatment, since sufferers may simply go on to develop different bodily preoccupations.

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  • Despite her penchant for skimpy stage costumes and readiness to be photographed nude, Lily Allen tells Q magazine (via Daily Express) she has body dysmorphic disorder.

    Lily Allen: I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

  • Clinical and research interests: Psychosocial adjustment in children and adolescents with acquired and congenital appearance differences; psychological aspects of plastic surgery; body image; and body dysmorphic disorder.

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  • Without a doubt, Black Swan will be permanently embedded in popular culture as the film about the dysmorphic ballerina whose inability to truly achieve perfection leads her into insanity.

    Tiffany Tsai: Seduce Me: Female Bodies in Black Swan

  • Dr Veale also expressed concerns that some women seeking surgery, the majority of whom seem to be under 30, were receiving labiaplasty on the mistaken impression that it might solve psychological problems such as body dysmorphic disorder, a condition that causes sufferers to obsess with a part of their body.

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  • It seems related also to body dysmorphic disorder where multiple plastic surgeries are undertaken to repair perceived flaws, or those who do extreme body modifications (piercing and tattoos).

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  • The book flap lures readers in: "Learn how she went from body dysmorphic to sassy-asstastic in only 25 short years of dieting, thousands of dollars in 'procedures'... and one pair of industrial-strength Spanx."

    Leslie Goldman: 'Dance Your Ass Off' Creator Talks Body Image

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