Genetic syndromes with an associated dysmorphic facial phenotype are of particular interest.
These individuals may actually suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
The doctor will also need to distinguish between anorexia and other psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder.
Body dysmorphic disorder-A psychiatric disorder marked by preoccupation with an imagined physical defect.
Somatoform disorders involve clinically significant physical symptoms that cannot be explained by a medical condition (e.g., somatization disorder, conversion disorder, pain disorder, hypochondriasis, and body dysmorphic disorder).