The (DrD-BDD-13) is a 13-item self-assessment questionnaire developed by Deen Mohd. The self-test can help you find out whether you might have symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. This 13 item questionnaire can also be used as a measure of the severity of the Body Dysmorphic symptoms. Below are the questions related to your behavior and day to day experiences.
Some individuals are concerned with a defect that is easily noticeable, and they have a valid reason to be concerned. However, individuals who are preoccupied with one or more perceived defects or flaws in their physical appearance that are not observable or appear slight to others may have Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
The criteria for the diagnosis of this disorder has been outlined in the DSM-5 include the following: individuals must be preoccupied with perceived defects or flaws in their physical appearance that are not observable to others. The individuals must have a history of engaging in repetitive behaviors, such as mirror checking and excessive grooming, as a response to their appearance concerns. The appearance concerns should cause significant distress or social and occupational impairment. The concerns about appearance should not be related to body fat or weight, or to individuals who meet the criteria for an eating disorder.
The self-quiz provided by Drdeenz is not a diagnostic tool to make a clinical diagnosis of the any mental health condition so this self-assessment tool is not the only option to make a proper diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder. A clinical interview is necessary for the proper diagnosis and only a mental health professional can provide final and proper diagnosis.