Treatment of body-dysmorphic disorder with serotonin reuptake blockers

E. Hollander, M. R. Liebowitz, R. Winchel, A. Klumker, D. F. Klein

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The authors describe five patients with body-dysmorphic disorder who responded preferentially to serotonin reuptake blockers. They review the literature, describe how patients with excessive concern about body abnormalities lie along a spectrum of doubt and certainty, and discuss similarities and differences between this disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-770
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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