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Common Conditions addressed at the CCT

Body Dysmorphic Disorder refers to a condition whereby the individual is preoccupied with received defects or flaws in therir physical appearance that others do not see. The individual engages in many reassurance-seeking, or checking/grooming behaviours in order to reduce their anxiety regarding these perceived defects. The preoccupation causes significant disruption in their work and personal life.

While BDD may occur in the context of an eating disorder, it typically involves a much greater degree of body dissatisfaction or body image disturbance than is generally the case with eating disorders. The Psychologists at OCCT are well-trained in diagnosing these distinctions, and altering their treatment plans accordingly.