Body Dysmorphic Disorder Articles

Body dysmorphic disorder is when you believe that you have flaws or defects in the way that you look. You are preoccupied with your appearance and convinced that even minor imperfections make you unattractive and undesirable. Sometimes this can result in the avoidance of social activities and hiding from public places like pools or locker rooms where one has to see their body up close and personal. People with BDD have a distorted concept of how they actually appear to others.

People with BDD obsess over how they look and are preoccupied with body image to an unreasonable extent. They often look in mirrors and ask other people to reassure them that they are attractive many times. They engage in repetitive behaviors to make sure that they are covering what they perceive to be a flaw that makes them “ugly.”


The articles in this section will uncover what this disorder does and how it can impact your self image. We will discuss ways to help you to cope with BDD and create a healthier self-image.

If you are having trouble with your self-image, there are many therapists who are trained to treat people who have eating disorders and body image issues such as BDD. Don’t suffer in silence. Find a counselor who can help you feel better about you!
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