dysmorphophobia


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dysmorphophobia

[dis‚mȯr·fə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of deformity.
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Somewhere in the social networking silt of shoddy food pictures and manifestations of dysmorphophobia, one occasionally finds sparkly little gems of refreshingly great value--the work of quiet, often faceless, artists, who use Instagram as their gallery, taking advantage of the nuances of the digital medium to create a finely tuned, but wide-netted impact.
The DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) also provides criteria for body dysmorphic disorder, previously known as dysmorphophobia, requiring that a person be consumed by an imagined or slight defect in appearance.
However, there are some people who have a psychological condition known as body dysmorphic disorder, also known as dysmorphophobia.