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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 157-160

Chasing perfection: Body dysmorphic disorder and its significance in dentistry


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, JSS University, Mysore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Consultant Pediatric Dentist, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shruti S Kumar
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, JSS Dental College and Hospital, SS Nagar, Bannimantap, Mysore, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_22_17

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a type of mental illness, a somatoform disorder, wherein the affected person is concerned with body image, manifested as excessive concern about, and preoccupation with a perceived defect of their physical features. The individual may perceive a defect in either one feature or several features of their body, which causes psychological distress that impairs occupational or social functioning. Considerable numbers of these patients are obsessed with the appearance of their dentition and the shape of their jaws. Usually, the dentist can be the first to diagnose this condition which may otherwise pass unnoticed. This problem can sometimes interfere to a large extent in rendering appropriate dental treatment. BDD has remained an elusive topic for both researchers and clinicians likewise. This condition needs further research which can greatly help in intercepting and preventing its myriad lethal manifestations.


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