myths and facts about BDD – Body dysmorphic disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

BDD Myths

·         Body dysmorphic disorder is rare
·         It is a disorder of our modern world
·         This problem occurs in youngsters
·         No one can help people having BDD
·         Only women suffer from BDD
·         BDD is related to low self-esteem
·         BDD and an eating disorder is one of the same things
·         People having BDD are narcissists
·         It is not really a serious problem, each one of us worries about their appearances
·         The only way to overcome BDD is to get the right information about how you really look and if necessary improve your appearance.

BDD facts

·         Body dysmorphic is common which affects nearly 2% of the population
·         The presence of this disorder drawbacks from the 19th century
·         It may start affecting a person of an average age 13, can last for several years.
·         People having BDD can be helped with specific CBT and SSRI medication.
·         Women are slightly more prone to BDD than men
·         BDD is a serious psychiatric disorder if left untreated can give rise several other problems such as suicide etc.
·         BDD and eating disorders are two different problems
·         People with BDD are preoccupied and distressed rather than narcissists
·         It is really a serious problem, not each one of us worries about our appearances for several hours a day
The best way to recover is to re-focus and reduce preoccupation with the look, reduce distress, cheer up your mood, and regain the ability to function in all important areas of life.


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