A high prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) was observed in patients with acne vulgaris at various dermatology centers in Spain, according to study data published in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Investigators conducted a cross-sectional study at 11 dermatology clinics in Spain. The study enrolled patients age 16 to 30 years who had been diagnosed with acne by a dermatologist. Patients attended a single medical visit at which clinical and sociodemographic variables were captured.