Violence may be serious in men with body dysmorphic disorder

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7338.678/b (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:678
  1. Philip Lucas (philip.lucas@enfieldcc-tr.nthames.nhs.uk), consultant forensic psychiatrist
  1. North London Forensic Service, Hadley Lodge, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield EN2 8JL

    EDITOR—Phillip and Castle in their editorial on body dysmorphic disorder in men said that patients disappointed with ineffective surgical or dermatological treatment may become violent towards the treating physician.1 There are grounds for considering that violence may be a more serious problem in this disorder than hitherto recognised, especially in view of the associated use …

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