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Definition of Body image obsession

Body image obsession: Excessive concern about one's appearance. Some concern about one's appearance is normal. But an obsession with one's appearance is not. Body image obsession is also called body dysmorphic disorder.

The condition carries a high risk of suicide. Drug treatment can be lifesaving.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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