It can be hard to know whether you suffer from BDD as it may seem like you have always felt this way and always had these concerns. This questionnaire may help to identify whether it is likely that you suffer from BDD. If it seems likely that you do have BDD we would recommend a clinical assessment to accurately diagnose the condition.
It may also be that you have concerns about your body image that are very distressing and interfere in your life, but that you do not meet the diagnostic criteria for BDD. We can still help you, and treatments are available and effective. In this case, we would also recommend a clinical assessment to properly understand the difficulties you are experiencing.
It is probable that you have Body Dysmorphic Disorder if you answered "YES" to both parts of question 1, "YES" to any of the questions for question 3, and answered "B" or "C" for question 4.
**The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Questionnaire (BBDQ)
Phillips, KA, Atala, KD, Pope HG, New Research Progam and Asbtracts, American Psychiatirc Association 148th Annual Meeting, Miama. American Psychiatric Press; WAshington, DC: 1995. Diagnostic insrucments for body dysmporphic disorder