17-45 Segment 2: Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Some people who seek repeated plastic surgery are afflicted with a mental illness, body dysmorphic disorder, which distorts their view of their own appearance. Experts discuss symptoms and how the disorder may be treated, though few with the disorder agree to psychological treatment.


  • Dr. Elliot Hirsch, Los Angeles plastic surgeon
  • Dr. Angela Fang, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School and psychologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

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