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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 380-382

Body dysmorphic disorder: Borderline category between neurosis and psychosis

Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
K Raman
Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.120547

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Body dysmorphic disorder is an under-recognised chronic problem, which is established as independent diagnostic entity. Its clinical features, co-morbidity, course, and prognosis have been studied in detail. But the issue of its psychotic and non-psychotic variants and the question of dimensional or categorical method of classifying this disorder still poses a diagnostic dilemma. This case report tries to highlight on this issue.



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