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Treatment-resistant Delusional Dysmorphophobia

L Lavanya, K Raman, Shanthi Nambi, GS Chandraleka

Keywords : Delusional variant, Dysmorphophobia, Treatment resistance

Citation Information : Lavanya L, Raman K, Nambi S, Chandraleka G. Treatment-resistant Delusional Dysmorphophobia. Ind J Priv Psychiatry 2019; 13 (2):80-81.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10067-0035

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a relatively common disorder that consists of a distressing or impairing preoccupation with imagined or slight defects in appearance. It is important to recognize and appropriately treat BDD, as this disorder is associated with marked impairment in psychosocial functioning, notably poor quality of life and high suicidality rates. Herewith, we present a case of 44-year-old single unmarried male with chronic duration of preoccupation with imagined bodily defect with significant sociooccupational functioning. The patient was treated with multiple psychotropics, cognitive behavioral therapy, and a trial of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The response to treatment was almost negligible. The focus of discussion would be the presentation and treatment protocol followed in this resistant case.

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