Body dSYmorphic disorder
Body dsymorphic disorder is very common disorder in the United States. With this disorder comes worry/worries about 1+ flaws in your appearance. These 'flaws' are either very minor, and she not be something so consuming, or simply don't exist. This disorder is important to get diagnosed and get therapy for, as if left alone it causes extreme stress in social situations and a feeling of uncomfort in your own body. Some people with this disorder go to extremes and get things such as plastic surgery done or try to hide their body. People with this disorder need help to love their body, and if you or a loved one has this disorder, please seek help.
If left alone this disorder can also become co-morbid with disorders such as depression, anxiety, bulimia, anorexia, and many more.
- Checking appearance in the mirror frequently
- Feelng distress about one's body
- An obsession with 'fixing' or 'hiding' a flaw
- Extreme self-conscientiousness (being very aware about your body & judging it because of this)
Treatment for body dysmorphia is usually therapy, for body dysmorphia there are many options, such as CBT, DBT, or pyschotherapy. Antidepressants are also used in some cases. Please seek professional help to find out what is best for you.
- CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)
- DBT (dialectal behavioral therapy) * (not usually used with this disorder)
- If left untreated body dysmorphia may be chronic (last throughout your life), though it may not always.
Mayo Clinic Staff. "Body Dsymorphic Disorder." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic, 28 Apr. 2016. Web. 31 Dec. 2016. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder/home/ovc-20200935>.