A fear of being deformed

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  • Dysmorphophobia —    or body dysmorphic disorder (from 1891). Uneasiness about one’s looks is probably as old as the human condition. The French poet Baudelaire described in the late 1850s in Scattered thoughts ( Pensées éparses ): The man who believes himself… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

  • dysmorphophobia — SYN: body dysmorphic disorder. [dys + G. morphe, form, + phobos, fear] * * * n. a fixed distressing belief that one s body is deformed and repulsive, or an excessive fear that it might become so. * * * dys·mor·pho·pho·bia (dis mor″fo foґbe… …   Medical dictionary

  • dysmorphophobia — fear of physical deformities Phobias …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dysmorphophobia — body dysmorphic disorder; n. a fixed distressing belief that one s body or part of one s body is deformed and repulsive, or an excessive fear that it might become so …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dysmorphophobia — dysmorphophōˈbia noun Abnormal fear of any personal physical deformity • • • Main Entry: ↑dysmorphia …   Useful english dictionary

  • дисморфофобия — (dysmorphophobia; дис + греч. morphe форма + фобия) психическое расстройство в виде тягостного переживания физической неполноценности в связи с реальным или воображаемым анатомическим недостатком (форма и размеры носа, ушей, губ, рост, вес тела и …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Body dysmorphic disorder — Classification and external resources ICD 10 F45.2 ICD 9 300.7 …   Wikipedia

  • Dorian Gray syndrome — (DGS) denotes a cultural and societal phenomenon characterized by an excessive preoccupation with the individual s own appearance accompanied by difficulties coping with the aging process and with the requirements of maturation. Sufferers of… …   Wikipedia

  • Trastorno dismórfico corporal — El Trastorno dismórfico corporal (TDC) (anteriomente conocido como Dismorfofobia) es un trastorno somatomorfo que consiste en una preocupación excesiva y fuera de lo normal por algún defecto percibido en las características físicas (imagen… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Body dysmorphic disorder — A psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with real or imagined defects in physical appearance. Also called somatoform disorder, dysmorphophobia. * * * body dysmorphic disorder n pathological preoccupation with an imagined… …   Medical dictionary

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