Body Dysmorphic Disorder 2017-06-01T07:49:16+00:00

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.   -William James

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

All of us experience a dissatisfaction with our appearance from time-to-time. However, if someone is continually concerned about or critical of how they look, or continually distressed about their looks, it may be time to speak to a therapist.

Symptoms to be concerned about include:

  • Uncontrollable preoccupation with appearance
  • Avoidance of going out in public
  • Embarrassment about his/her body
  • Continual complaints of being “ugly”
  • An insistence on plastic surgery when no major defect is discernable

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a psychotherapy consultation.