Body Dysmorphic Disorders Treatment
body dysmorphic disorders treatment consists of cognitive behavioral therapy and drug delivery, as well as a combination of both. In some cases, patients with severe body dysmorphic disorders may require psychiatric treatment at the hospital, for example in patients who are unable to perform daily activities. Patients with the potential to harm themselves also fall into this category.
- Provision of drugs that would inhibit the absorption of serotonin or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors / SSRIs. It is also used to treat other mental disorders, and in this case serves to control the repetitive behavior and obsessive behavior of the patient. You may need to take these drugs daily for 12 weeks to 12 months, adjusted for the patient’s condition and response to treatment. Some of the common side effects are headache and nausea. In addition to SSRIs, another drug that may be given by doctors is clomipramine.
- Cognitive behavioral therapy. This therapy will help the sufferer in some of the following:- Helping the patient to recognize bad or negative thoughts, emotional reactions, and behaviors that can be a problem.- Helping the patient recognize how to handle or reduce the desire to see the mirror and get comfort of his appearance.- Helping the patient learn other behaviors that can improve his mental health.- Guiding people who automatically think negatively about themselves to learn a more realistic and flexible way of thinking.