Tag Archives: 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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How Children’s Body Confidence Can Start at Home

Child and fence I remember the first time I felt self-conscious about my appearance. I was four, and my cousin Thomas proceeded to make fun of the birthmark on my butt cheek, which is shaped like a man’s face. It was then that I felt shame, realizing that my body was something others could use to make fun [...]
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Support Group Options For Males Dealing With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Director of Content and Social Media at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Body dysmorphic disorder is a debilitating mental illness that impacts countless of individuals. People who struggle with BDD will typically experience an obsession with a perceived flaw, whether actual or imagined. This preoccupation with one’s appearance can lead [...]
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders in Canada

Woman from Canada waiving Canadian flag Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope Eating disorders often co-occur with other mental health conditions, including body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). BDD is a preoccupation with real or perceived physical flaws to the point of extreme emotional distress. Most commonly seen with anorexia nervosa, BDD is a serious condition [...]
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