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Which of the following statements about body dysmorphic disorder is FALSE?

A. The preoccupation causes distress.

B. The physical flaw is usually noticeable to others.

C. The preoccupation can be about a wholly imagined defect or a slight defect.

D. It is characterized by a preoccupation with a defect in appearance.

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Answer: B. The physical flaw is usually noticeable to others.

Body dysmorphic disorder is a psychological defect where one persistently thinks about one or more perceived flaws or defects in the body or in appearance. Body dysmorphic disorder tends to appear minor and in most cases, can’t be seen by others. This disorder makes its recipient feel embarrassed, anxious, and ashamed to the extent that they avoid so many social situations. This disorder causes so much distress and is usually not noticeable by others.

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