The client is being evaluated for body dysmorphic disorder. What findings does the nurse make that supports the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder? Select all that apply.


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- Pain in one or more body areas.

- The client has indifference to the symptoms.

- The client has an imagined flaw of some area of the body.

- Excessive grooming behaviors

- Intensely painful, tormenting, or devastating symptoms.


In body dysmorphic disorder, the client has an imagined flaw of a body area or areas, exhibits excessive grooming behaviors and experiences painful, tormenting, or devastating symptoms. Pain is seen in pain disorder, while indifference categorizes hypochondria. Fabrication of physical complaints is seen in factitious disorder.

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