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  • The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program at Rhode Island Hospital

  • Screening Questionnaire for Adolescents: Do I Have BDD?

  • Ask yourself the following questions to determine whether you might have BDD.

    1. Are you very worried about how you look?

    Yes
    No

    If yes: Do you think about your appearance problems a lot and wish you could think about them less?

    Yes
    No

    2. How much time per day on average do you spend thinking about how you look? Add up all the time you spend on this.

    Less than 1 hour a day
    1-3 hours a day
    More than 3 hours a day

    3. Is your main concern with how you look that you aren't thin enough or that you might become too fat?

    Yes
    No

    4. How has this problem with how you look affected your life?
    a. Has it often upset you a lot?

    Yes
    No

    b. Has it often gotten in the way of doing things with friends, your family, or dating?

    Yes
    No

    c. Has it caused you any problems with school?

    Yes
    No

    d. Are there things you avoid because of how you look?

    Yes
    No

    You're likely to have BDD if you gave the following answers:

    Question 1: Yes to both parts
    Question 2: Answer b or c
    Question 3: While a "yes" answer may indicate that BDD is present, it is possible that an eating disorder is a more accurate diagnosis
    Question 4: Yes to any of the questions

    Please note that the above questions are intended to screen for BDD, not diagnose it; the answers indicated above can suggest that BDD is present but can't necessarily give a definitive diagnosis.