BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER (BDD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an impairing or distressing preoccupation with appearance or imagined defect in appearance that causes significant distress and anxiety or impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of life. You may experience feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, isolation, depression and anxiety, self harm suicidal thoughts and alcohol or drugs misuse.
You may obsess over your body, facial appearance, focus on particular parts of your body and feel your body is not symmetrical or not proportional.
In order to cope with your anxiety over your appearance, you may apply heavy makeup, use mirror excessively or completely avoid mirror. Seek reassurance constantly, pick your skin, compare yourself with models or glamour magazines or seek cosmetic surgery to change your appearance.
2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code F45.22