Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment


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Which of these is NOT a symptom of body dysmorphic disorder?

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1. Why do psychologists think that BDD is caused by a chemical imbalance?

2. Betty has recently been diagnosed with having BDD. Betty and her therapist discuss some of the reasons she might have developed the disorder. Which of the following is a possible cause of her disorder?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be asked questions about the causes and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD. You will also be tested on methods psychologists use to treat body dysmorphic disorder.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions about the following:

  • Psychological disorders similar to body dysmorphic disorder
  • Therapies and medications used to treat body dysmorphic disorder
  • The chemical likely involved in BDD
  • Symptoms of BDD

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on body dysmorphic disorder
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding treatment options for BDD
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding possible symptoms of BDD and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

For further insight into the characteristics of BDD, review the accompanying lesson called Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Definition, Causes and Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder
  • Understand how to treat body dysmorphic disorder
  • Relate the symptoms of BDD to other potential mental illnesses