Body Dysmorphic DisorderPeople with BDD suffer from a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It affects both men and women equally. It makes sufferers check their appearance repeatedly, try to camouflage or change the defects they think they have. They often seek out cosmetic treatments. They are usually dissatisfied by the results and often have repeated procedures. Family and friends are unable to help or try to give reassurance because they cannot see what the BDD sufferer does. BDD causes extreme distress and interferes with their ability to function socially.
I have been working as a therapist for 28 years. I specialize in treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Health Anxiety