Body Dysmorphic Disorder

What is it? Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a psychological disorder that distorts body image. People with BDD are obsessively consumed with their own appearance and are unusually critical of it. They usually focus on one specific body part and only see its imperfections.

For example, someone with Body Dysmorphic Disorder may obsess about her nose and believe that it’s unbearably large, even though others may not see the problem. Sufferers can fixate on any part of the body, but the most common are nose, hair, thighs, abdomen, height and weight.

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