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.