Category: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Cosmetic Procedures & Eating Disorders

Woman struggling with Health At Every Size and a Poor Body Image Cosmetic procedures are on the rise within the United States [1]. According to research, individuals who seek cosmetic surgery is between 7-15% more common among those with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) [1]. Research focused on mental health issues, and body dysmorphic disorders show that individuals who have BDD tend to have higher levels of anger [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder: What to Do When the Mirror Lies

Woman standing by river with Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD is a disorder that develops from poor self-esteem, distorted body image, and a slowly developing obsession with one or more aspects of the body that the person feels is flawed or distorted in some way. Often those with BDD will spend hours daily looking at, thinking about, and obsessing over [...]
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Does Everyone With an ED Have Body Dysmorphia?

Woman sitting down next to a lake Eating Disorders are most often accompanied by low body dissatisfaction, lowered self-esteem, and distorted body image. Body Dysmorphia is a severe condition where obsessional, fixated thoughts are around particular body parts or areas of the body that are perceived to be misshapen or grotesque in some way. Often these two can be co-occurring. Body Dysmorphia [...]
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BDD and Plastic Surgery: When to Seek Treatment

Woman Dealing with Depression and Eating Disorders Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a disorder where a person becomes obsessed and fixated on a particular area or areas of their body. This fixation can range from the shape of their nose, flaw on the skin, or other aspects of the body. Often it is surrounded by feelings of shame, self-hatred, and overly-critical thoughts [...]
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Effective Treatments for Body Dysmorphia

Man exercising and struggling with body dysmorphia Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a mental health disorder. A person who suffers from this disorder believes that they look significantly different in one or more area or feature of their body, and feel they look ugly or deformed when in reality they do not. Due to a person’s beliefs, they will isolate, stop socializing, [...]
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Examining the Link Between Body Dysmorphia and PTSD

Woman struggling with Binge Eating Disorder Contributor: Kim DeVos, MA is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Mental illnesses, including bipolar disorder, major depression, seasonal affective disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, result from a number of complex factors. It is not uncommon for mental illnesses to co-occur with one another. For example, major depression can develop alongside [...]
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