Body Dysmorphic Disordersbi2018-03-14T18:47:05-04:00
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 about Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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 discernible
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), please don’t hesitate to contact me for a psychotherapy consultation.