Body Dysmorphic Disorder Self-Assessment

Ask yourself the following questions to determine whether you might have BDD.

Questions Y N
1 Are you very concerned about the appearance of some part(s) of your body
that you consider especially unattractive?
If yes: Do these concerns preoccupy you? That is, do you think about them a lot and wish you could worry less?
2 How much time do you spend thinking about your defect(s) per day on average? Add up all the time you spend on this.
3 Is your main concern with your appearance that you aren’t thin enough or that you might become too fat?
4 What effect has your preoccupation with your appearance had on your life?
Has your defect(s) often caused you a lot of distress, torment, or emotional pain?
Has your defect(s) often significantly interfered with your social life?
Has your defect(s) often significantly interfered with your schoolwork, your job, or your ability to function in your role (e.g., as a homemaker)?
Are there things you avoid because of your defect(s)?

You’re likely to have BDD if you gave the following answers:

Question 1: Yes to both parts.
Question 2: Answer b or c.
Question 3: While a “yes” answer may indicate that BDD is present, it is possible that an eating disorder is a more accurate diagnosis.
Question 4: Yes to any of the questions.

Please note: The above questions are intended to screen for BDD, not diagnose it. The answers indicated above can suggest that BDD is present but can’t necessarily give a definitive diagnosis.