Newport Beach, Fashion Island
Are you a model, actor, or actress and feel ugly despite people often telling you how attractive you are? Have you undergone multiple cosmetic procedures, such as breast augmentations, lipo, or nose jobs, but still feel unsatisfied with your appearance? Do you believe that undergoing plastic surgery will transform your life or fix all of your problems? Do you find yourself excessively concerned or distressed by appearance flaws that friends, family members, or doctors tell you are minor or nonexistent? Do you have a preoccupation with an imagined defect in your appearance? Do you have a slight physical anamoly, but your concern is excessive? Does your preoccupation cause you significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning? You may be suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. In cosmetic surgery and dermatology settings, reported rates of Body Dysmorphic Disorder range from 6% to 15%. Research has shown that Body Dysmorphic Disorder affects 1.7-2.4% of the population, about 5-7 million people in the United States alone. If you answered yes to any of the above questions and would like to seek help for your concerns, please contact Dr. Nikolaidis' Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic Newport Beach office by calling or sending a text message to (949)791-7127.
Studies have found that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has proven effective. In a study of BDD patients who were randomly assigned to cognitive behavior therapy or no treatment, BDD symptoms decreased significantly in those patients undergoing CBT. BDD was eliminated in 82% of cases at post treatment and 77% at follow-up. Contact Dr. Nikolaidis' Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic Newport Beach office today at (949)791-7127 to schedule an appointment.