Treatment of dysmorphophobia should be symptomatic. This means that during clearly expressed emotionally-stressed states or when the depressive background of the condition is enhanced, antidepressants and tranquilizers are prescribed, for example, Tazepam. The psychotherapeutic effect aimed at dissuading is completely ineffective. The psychotherapist has a completely different task. Its purpose is to attempt to induce the patient to be humble with his appearance, with an exaggerated or imaginary flaw. The psychotherapist must teach the patient with dysmorphophobia to hide his unhealthy experiences from other people - to achieve compensatory dissimulation.
Strongly recommended all sorts of plastic surgery. Not only will they not eliminate dysmorphobic feelings, but they can also lead to a completely opposite result, i.e. The condition of the patient with dysmorphophobia worsens even more. If dysmorphophobia is caused by schizophrenia, then the underlying disease should be treated.
Numerous studies have shown that psychodynamic therapy models do not benefit from dysmorphophobia. But the use of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy is more successful.
Sometimes, with a mild course of the disease, it will be effective to communicate about their apparent deformities with a significant and authoritative person. You can also offer the patient not to hide his defect, however, along with this, you need to make him feel confident that the doctor is on his side. If the patient is tormented by apparent defects localized on the face, then in this case it is recommended to refuse to apply makeup. The patient needs to be forced to transform his value system, reorient it to something else.
In the most severe cases, when the risk of suicidal attempts and severe depressive states is high, hospitalization is recommended.