BDD is a psychiatric disorder with different severities and a broad spectrum of presentations. The diagnosis criteria to BDD are:
i. Preoccupation with a imaginary defect or disproportional extreme concern with a slightly defect in appearance
ii. Significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning, resulting from the appearance preoccupation.
iii. The preoccupation is no due to other psychiatric disorders (e.g. eating disorders)
The treatment depends on the severity of the disorder.BDD is included in a group of psychiatric disorder called “somotoform disorders”. However this is controversial, and many experts consider it as a obsessive-compulsive disorder..