What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is characterized as a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It can affect both men and women and makes sufferers excessively self-conscious. BDD might be linked to or cause complications such as eating disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and low self-esteem.

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Signs and Symptoms

  • Ritualistic behaviors such as spending long amounts of time grooming
  • Checking mirrors frequently or avoiding them
  • Repetitively questioning and seeking reassurance that the defect is fine
  • Withdrawal from social situations
  • Problems in interpersonal relationships
  • Continually checking for defects through touching
  • Believing that others are always scrutinizing your appearance negatively
  • Attempting to hide perceived flaws by wearing excessive makeup or clothing
  • Undergoing numerous cosmetic procedures but remaining unsatisfied
  • Picking at skin
  • Comparing the self to others
  • Having plastic surgery (possibly multiple surgeries) to try to improve their appearance.
  • Experience severe emotional distress and harmful behaviors

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