Body dysmorphic disorder
A psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with real or imagined defects in physical appearance. Also called somatoform disorder, dysmorphophobia.

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body dysmorphic disorder n pathological preoccupation with an imagined or slight physical defect of one's body to the point of causing significant stress or behavioral impairment in several areas (as work and personal relationships)

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[DSM-IV] a mental disorder in which a normal-appearing person is either preoccupied with some imagined defect in appearance or is overly concerned about some very slight physical anomaly.

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