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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and the Orthodontist

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Author Details : Ankita Jaiswal, Ragni Tandon, Kamlesh Singh, Pratik Chandra, Abhimanyu Rohmetra

Volume : 2, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 142-144

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For patients seeking orthodontic treatment body image plays a significant role.  But sometimes, some patients are excessively concerned about and preoccupied by a perceived defect in his or her physical features (body image). They focuses on a physical defect that is un-noticeable by others and are suffering from psychological (somatoform) disorder known as Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
Therefore, it is essential that orthodontists are aware of the condition as these are cases either with no deformity or are most unsatisfied group.
This article concerns about identification of Bdd, its etiology, symptoms, role in orthodontics and management.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

How to cite : Jaiswal A, Tandon R, Singh K, Chandra P, Rohmetra A, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and the Orthodontist. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2016;2(4):142-144

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