Body Dysmorphic Disorder Test
(Body Dysmorphia Quiz)
What is body dysmorphic disorder?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which is commonly known as body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition that causes a person to spend an unhealthy amount of time worrying and obsessing about how they look.
Take the body dysmorphic disorder test below to get a better understanding of your symptoms.
This body dysmorphia test is a simple tool that can help give you a better understanding of your symptoms. This test will help you check if you are experiencing the most common symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, however the results of this test should not be considered to be a diagnosis.
This body dysmorphic disorder test does not replace a full psychological assessment by a qualified mental health professional, and the results should not be used to self diagnose or to come up with a treatment plan.
References: This test has been adapted from the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Modification of the Y-BOCS (BDD-YBOCS) test.
• Phillips KA, Hollander E, Rasmussen SA, Aronowitz BR, DeCaria C, Goodman WK. A severity rating scale for body dysmorphic disorder: development, reliability, and validity of a modified version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. Psychopharmacol Bull 1997;33:17-22 (Access here)
What should I do now?
Body dysmorphic disorder, also known as body dysmorphia, can be an incredibly difficult condition to live with. It can affect your psychological, social and physical health, and can negatively affect your relationships. If it’s left untreated, it can continue to worsen and can have a very large negative effect on your quality of life.
If you feel like you are struggling to cope with your symptoms, the best thing to do is to speak to a mental health professional. If you are unable to speak to a health professional, you can try speaking to a trusted family member or friend about your symptoms to see if they can support you whilst you look for professional help.
Where can I get more information on body dysmorphic disorder?
Educating yourself about your mental health struggles can be a very useful step in beginning to address those struggles and finding ways to manage them. We’ve created a patient information leaflet on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) which lists the causes, symptoms and treatments of the condition.
Can I take other mental health tests?
We have other simple mental health tests on our website which you can take:
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