Body dysmorphic disorder in men

Aust Fam Physician. 2015;44(11):798-801.


Background: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition associated with a perceived defect or flaw in physical appearance and repetitive behaviours related to this perceived imperfection. BDD affects men and women approximately equally, although a variant called muscle dysmorphia occurs more frequently in males.

Objective: The aim of this article is to provide general practitioners (GPs) with information related to the identification and management of individuals with BDD, especially males.

Discussion: Diagnostic features, clinical presentation and screening tools for BDD are discussed. Recommendations for appropriate treatment and support are also supplied.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders / epidemiology*
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorders / psychology
  • Body Image / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Prevalence
  • Surveys and Questionnaires