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n. the preoccupation with one's perceived defects and flaws to the point of being obsessive and irrational. Improving body concept and image becomes an obsession such that imperfections become a source of distress. See body dysmorphic disorder- also muscle dysmorphia.

BODY DYSMORPHIA: "A person with body dysmorphia is quick to criticize his or her own perceived flaws even though there exists little to no evidence of such imperfections."

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