Jack_NNJ saidIn any case, the OP encouraged us to argue about this. Can't you guys follow instructions?
If you were really interested in debating the subject matter, you would have made your position more clear. Instead you chose your "push button" approach as I pointed out, completely missing the discussion based on the information provided in the article. You're either a pathetic troll with nothing better to do, or you are so blinded by your outrage of RJ's politics that every post you make is knee-jerk liberal shaming.
As for whether the condition exists, a quick Google search for Body Dysmorphic Disorder gives several examples of how well recognized the condition is. Not only does it show up in the list of treated illnesses for several organizations and mental health professionals, but it's also recognized in the ICD-10 and DSM-V.
It's also not that unreasonable to believe. As someone who has dealt with depression and anxiety disorders, it's easy for someone like myself to understand at what point it becomes a disorder. If the thoughts of a negative body image become intrusive, to the point where it affects unrelated aspects of your life, (social life, professional life, self-esteem and personal relationships) then it's a disorder. It does NOT mean that every person who feels some sort of insecurity about their body has a condition. People can still be high-functioning while feeling unattractive. But when it becomes obsessive, one's top priority over maintaining proper health and stable relationships with family and friends, it's a disorder.