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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 84-86

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 - 600 116, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.124725

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Body dysmorphic disorder is an under-recognized chronic problem that has been established as an independent diagnostic entity. Its clinical features, comorbidity, 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 pose a diagnostic dilemma. This case report tries to highlight this issue.



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