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Body dysmorphia, self-mutilation and the reconstructive surgeon.

Abstract:

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a disabling preoccupation with a slight or an imagined defect in appearance. It is recognised in some patients who present to the plastic surgeon requesting multiple cosmetic procedures. Very rarely, BDD patients may wish for amputation of a healthy limb and may even mutilate themselves deliberately in order to necessitate amputation. These patients pose a diagnostic challenge as BDD is uncommon and they are often uncooperative whilst appearing mentally sound...

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10.1016/j.bjps.2010.03.029

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Journal:
Journal of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery : JPRAS
Volume:
64
Issue:
1
Pages:
4-8
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1878-0539
ISSN:
1748-6815
Source identifiers:
229186
Language:
English
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pubs:229186
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uuid:5f270486-e038-4565-8976-131daec2c1ae
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2013-11-16

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