Body Dysmorphic Disorder can look like:
👉 Being extremely preoccupied with a perceived flaw in appearance.
👉 A strong belief that the “flaw” makes you ugly or deformed.
👉 Frequently seeking/needing reassurance about your appearance.
👉 Constantly comparing your appearance to other people.
👉 Feeling anxious, ashamed and depressed.
👉 Seeking plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures with little satisfaction.
👉 Belief that others take notice of the “flaw” in a negative manner.
👉 Trying to hide or fix the “flaw” with styling, makeup, loose clothes, photo editing, etc.
👉 Constantly checking yourself in the mirror or avoiding mirrors altogether.
We all have things we feel insecure about, but when perceived flaws occupy all your energy and disrupt your daily life, it might be more than insecurity. body dysmorphic disorder is a body image disorder that makes us obsess over one or several perceived flaws, usually something minor or even imagined, but it causes severe distress nonetheless. treatments for BDD include but are not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy, coping and management skills, medications, and exposure and response prevention.
Everything is not always as it seems. Please check in on the ones you love. 💙
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