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Diagnostic criteria for 300.7 Body Dysmorphic Disorder

DSM Criteria (Paragraphs)
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

A. Preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance. If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive. 

B. The preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The preoccupation is not better accounted for by another mental disorder(e.g., dissatisfaction with body shape and size in Anorexia Nervosa).

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

A. Preoccupation with an imagined defect in appearance. If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive. 

B. The preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. 

C. The preoccupation is not better accounted for by another mental disorder(e.g., dissatisfaction with body shape and size in Anorexia Nervosa).

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association

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