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All of us like to be dressed well, stay groomed and look presentable. And of course, we want our children too to stay attentive to their apparel and their overall appearance. Usually, once teenage starts, teenagers too become very conscious about their physical appearance and start paying close attention to their grooming and also like to stay updated within their friend circle. But if your teenager starts paying abnormal attention to his physical appearance or stays obsessed with a particular facet of his body, then he could have what is BDD or Body Dysmorphic disorder, a type of somatoform disorder on the psychotic disorder spectrum. The main feature of this disorder type is a preoccupation or obsession with a defect in the body that could be imagined. Such obsessions are usually associated with the nose, face, ears, hair etc. Sometimes it could be an obsession with a sexual part of the body.

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