What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive concern and preoccupation with a perceived flaw in one's physical appearance. Individuals with body dysmorphia often have an exaggerated belief that their appearance is severely flawed, even if the perceived flaw is minimal or not observable to others.
This preoccupation causes significant distress and can lead to impairment in various areas of life, including social interactions, work or school performance, and overall well-being. Individuals with body dysmorphia may engage in repetitive behaviours, such as excessive grooming, checking their appearance in mirrors, seeking reassurance, or undergoing cosmetic procedures, in an attempt to alleviate their distress.
Unfortunately, the term BDD is often misused, and the media sometimes refers to it as the "imagined ugliness" disorder, overlooking the distress caused by the condition. It is important to note that body dysmorphia is a distinct mental health disorder and should not be confused with dissatisfaction with one's appearance, which is a common experience for many individuals.
BDD was previously known as Dysmorphophobia and is still occasionally referred to by that name.
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