Suggest treatment for symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder
I was wondering if there are ways I can deal with what I'm assuming is body dismorphic disorder--although it could be that I am just that hideous--on my own? The area I live in has no public mental health help. I lost almost a hundred pounds and I have hanging skin and apparently some lymph edema--it still hasn't been explained to me what brought that on. My boyfriend said I look like a Sharpe dog (the skin thing). I, of course, cannot afford cosmetic surgery--and I'm finding myself more and more avoiding anything that requires no clothing. How does one gauge appearance accurately? I also was labeled autistic as a child. I went to an experimental school in D.C. called XXXXXXX School for all of my grade school years. I then went to regular schools for a bit over a year then into a live in school for High School. Good Shepherd in XXXXXXX I graduated at 16.
It requires some dopamine blockers
Thanks for using Health Care Magic for posting your.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
There is no way to gauze the appearance. Its a relative thing. From what you have stated it appears to be a body dysmorphic disorder, and probably you too agree with the same. Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychiatric problem which requires treatment with an anti-psychotic like haloperidol or risperidon. These medicines are dopamine blockers that act on the brain and helps in changing the way you think about your bodily deformities. I strongly suggest you not to go for cosmetic surgeries if you have a body dysmorphic disorder.
Do meet your doctor in your local area and discuss about these two medicines and get them started. It may take 2-3 weeks for your delusions to melt and start feeling better.
Hope this helps,
If you have any further queries do let me know.
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- Symptoms of dysmorphic disorder
- Treatment and cure for body dysmorphic disorder
- Diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder
- Treatment and cure for dysmorphic disorder
- Can paxil cr cure body dysmorphic disorder?
- Can i take paxil for body dysmorphic disorder?
- Can adults have body dysmorphic
- Symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder causes
- Drugs/medication for body dysmorphic disorder