Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an obsessive preoccupation with a real or imagined defect in one's physical appearance. The OCD Center of Los Angeles offers this free online BDD test to help you get a better idea of whether or not you are exhibiting signs of BDD. Simply check those items that apply to you, and email it to us using the simple form below. While this questionnaire is not meant to replace a thorough evaluation, it may help in identifying traits of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
I often use make-up or clothing (i.e., hats, scarves, long sleeve shirts, long pants, etc.) to camouflage my perceived flaw.
hours per day doing behaviors specifically related to my perceived flaw.
25. I worry most about the following parts of my body:
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This questionnaire was developed partly on the basis of clinical experience of staff therapists at the OCD Center of Los Angeles, and partly as an adaptation of various pre-existing psychometric measures, including the BDD Self-Test in The Broken Mirror by Katherine Phillips, PhD. Please note that the above test is not meant to replace a complete and thorough evaluation by a licensed Cognitive-Behavioral therapist or other qualified mental health professional. Some individuals may benefit from medication, and may therefore benefit from a psychiatric evaluation. Likewise, a psychiatric assessment may be necessary to differentiate between BDD and other psychological conditions. If an evaluation is indicated, the OCD Center of Los Angeles can refer you to a qualified psychiatrist in our area. Furthermore, it is imperative to make the distinction between BDD and other medical conditions. For this reason, in some cases, a medical examination may be necessary.
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