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Brief assessment of negative dysmorphic signs

Authors Fiori P, Monaco A, Luigi MG

Published 6 September 2010 Volume 2010:6(1) Pages 583—587

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/NDT.S13005

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Patrizia Fiori1, Antonio Monaco1, Maria Giannetti Luigi2

1Central Operative Unit of Neurology, 2Infantile Neuropsychiatry and Social Service, ASL AV, Civil Hospital of Ariano Irpino, University of Naples, Italy

Abstract: Body dysmorphic disorder is a body image dysperception, characterized either by an excessive preoccupation with a presumed or minimal flaw in appearance, or by unrecognition, denial, or even neglect regarding an obvious defect. These features are evaluated by a novel questionnaire, the Brief Assessment of Negative Dysmorphic Signs (BANDS). Moreover, the temperament and character background is examined. The relationship with addictive mentality/behavior and schizoaffectivity is also highlighted. Lastly, the potential shift toward cognitive impairment and dementia is considered.

Keywords: body dysmorphic disorder, schizoaffectivity, addiction, behavioral-cognitive impairment

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