Body Dysmorphia Disorder Test (BDD): Instant Results!

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Take this Body Dysmorphic Disorder Test to See If You Might Have BDD

Do you obsess over your appearance? Are you constantly worried about how you look, even when there is no reason to be? If so, you might be suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. This Body Dysmorphic Disorder Test was developed by BDD specialists as an initial screening to understand whether someone might have Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

It is important to note that this test should not be used as a diagnosis, but rather as a tool to help identify if further evaluation is needed. If you think that you might have BDD, please consult with a healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment.

About the test

This Body Dysmorphic Disorder Test will ask you a series of questions related to your feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and your appearance. Please answer honestly to the best of your ability. In the end, you'll receive feedback on whether or not it is likely that you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). Good luck!

Instructions: Answer each item that you believe accurately describes your condition

I check for flaws or changes of my appearance in the mirror

I worry about my physical appearance

I try to avoid mirrors or any other reflecting objects

My mind is preoccupied with thoughts over flaws in my appearance

I compare my appearance to that of others

I think that people discuss or comment about flaws in my appearance

I need constant reassurance from people that I look OK

I use cosmetic procedures to hide flaws in my appearance

I consider plastic surgery to correct flaws in appearance

My worries over my appearance negatively affect my social life

People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) have a distorted view of how they look and spend a lot of time worrying about their appearance. An obsessive preoccupation that some aspect of one's own appearance is so severely flawed that it courses exceptional measures to hide or fix it.

The main symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder are an obsessive comparison of the patients’ looks to other people's appearance, spending a long time in front of a mirror (or avoidance of mirrors altogether), desperate tries to conceal what they believe is a defect, and seeking medical treatment (like plastic surgery) for the perceived defect. BDD is a part of the anxiety disorders’ spectrum.

Items of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Test cover the main symptoms of BDD. However, this self-reported assessment tool is only for initial evaluation and is not designed to make a diagnosis. If your test score indicates that, you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder, but your further examination, which is conducted by a medical professional, does not reveal any, the test was mistaken in your case and provided a false positive result.