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"Snart kommer han att se hur ful jag verkligen är": En narrativ intervjustudie om livet med dysmorfofobi.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BDD, is a psychiatric diagnosis that is characterized by self- perceived ugliness. The knowledge about BDD is low and people experience that they have the diagnosis, but haven’t been diagnosed with BDD due to the lack of knowledge among professionals. Previous research has mostly consisted of quantitative studies regarding the prevalence of BDD. The purpose of this study is to describe and analyze how people, who feel that they have BDD, describe living with it in their everyday life. The study is based on four narrative interviews, and the analysis of the results is based on a narrative approach. The results show that many areas in life are negatively affected by BDD, such as, school or work, relationship with others and quality of life. There is also a lack of knowledge regarding BDD among professionals which affects the treatment of people with BDD. In conclusion, BDD is a complex diagnosis to live with and many aspects in life are limited because of the diagnosis. Therefor the knowledge of BDD must increase in order for people to be able to get the right treatment. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Body Dysmorphic Disorder, quality of life, everyday life, treatment, narrative
Keyword [sv]
BDD, dysmorfofobi, livskvalité, vardagsliv, bemötande, narrativ
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-126002OAI: diva2:896554
Available from: 2016-02-01 Created: 2016-01-21 Last updated: 2016-02-01Bibliographically approved

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