Body Dysmorphia Appointments in Anchorage, AK

Treatment for body dysmorphia starts here. Save up to 60% on in-person and video mental health consults and therapy with top-reviewed doctors, clinicians, and therapists to get in-person and video care for body dysmorphia. If prescription drugs are part of the right depression treatment for you, your Sesame provider can help prescribe the meds for you to pick up near Anchorage, AK.

Available today at affordable cash prices - without insurance mark-ups, hidden fees, or surprise bills. No insurance needed. 3 quality doctors and clinicians available today locally and or via video telehealth at affordable cash prices.

$5 medication with FREE delivery available for appointments booked with doctors on Sesame.

Telehealth visit

Tod Work, NP

  • Family medicine
  • "Today Work, NP put me at ease. He asked questions and listened to me. He was kind and efficient."
  • 5
  • Available today
  • $5 MEDS

Telehealth visit

Dr. Amol Malankar, DO

  • Family medicine
  • "Dr. Amol Malankar was an excellent physician who was efficient, empathetic and very patient. He will be my go to doctor if I use sesame again. He deserves the highest compliments for his care."
  • $5 MEDS

In-person doctor visit

Family medicine doctor

  • Anchorage, AK 99508
  • Male
  • 4.7
  • Scheduled by Sesame

About body dysmorphia

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Body dysmorphic disorder - commonly called body dysmorphia - is a mental health condition that causes you to become very anxious about a perceived physical defect. Body dysmorphia can consume a person’s thought process, leading them to adopt obsessive behavior patterns and avoid social situations. In many cases, this perceived “flaw” is so minor that others don’t even notice it. Even so, someone dealing with body dysmorphia may think about this area constantly. Some people will undergo plastic surgery - sometimes several surgeries - just to “fix” this defect.

Common symptoms of body dysmorphia include:

  • Fixation on a perceived “flaw” or “defect” in appearance
  • Adopting obsessive behaviors such as excessive grooming, looking in a mirror, picking skin, or using cosmetics to hide the “flaw”
  • Strong feelings of being “ugly” or “deformed”
  • Low self-esteem
  • Repeatedly seeking validation for appearance
  • Repeatedly consulting medical specialists to discuss ways to improve appearance

Body dysmorphia has no specific cause. It may begin to develop after a stressful or traumatic event, or along with other mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. You may be at greater risk of developing body dysmorphia if you have blood relatives who have the condition, or if you have a family history of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Body dysmorphia affects men and women of diverse ages. While body dysmorphia in and of itself is not particularly dangerous, it can lead to depression, anxiety, or even suicidal thoughts if left untreated. Additionally, cosmetic surgeries performed to address the “flaw” can lead to steep medical bills without a guarantee that you will feel differently about yourself. Because of these complications, you should seek medical attention if you are dealing with the symptoms of body dysmorphia.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, get help right away. Call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

Treatment Options

If you are experiencing symptoms of body dysmorphia, it is recommended that you seek medical help right away. If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious mental health conditions and suicidal thoughts. During your appointment, talk to your provider about a treatment plan that is right for you.

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