What is the outlook for people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?

When people receive and follow treatment, the outlook is good. The support of family members and loved ones helps the person receive and stick with their treatment, leading to better outcomes.

Can body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) be cured?

There is no cure for body dysmorphic disorder. However, treatment, including therapy, can help people improve their symptoms. The goal of treatment is to decrease the effect that the disorder has on a person’s life so that they can function at home, work and in social settings.

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