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Diagnostic Tests for Preoccupation with appearance

Diagnostic Test list for Preoccupation with appearance:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Preoccupation with appearance includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Measure body mass index (BMI) - i.e. weight in kg/(height in metres) squared. Anorexia nervosa is less than 17.5.
    • Examine for signs of anorexia nervosa - e.g. wearing heavy clothes to mask thinness, cold blue extremities, fine downy hair on back and face, slow pulse, low blood pressure, low body temperature, delayed or arrested pubertal development (if onset is pre-pubertal), swelling of ankles if protein deficient, cardiac arrhythmia.
    • Examine for signs of bulimia nervosa - e.g. cardiac arrhythmia, dental decay and swollen salivary glands due to vomiting and dehydration due to diuretic abuse.
  • Mental state examination - including appearance, behavior, rate and continuity of speech, mood, affect, thought content, evidence of any hallucinations or abnormal beliefs, orientation to time, place and person, attention and concentration, short-term memory, insight and judgement.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Preoccupation with appearance causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Preoccupation with appearance:

The following list of conditions have 'Preoccupation with appearance' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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