Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) describes an experience whereby people hold a distorted image of how they appear to others, which is mis-aligned to how they actually appear. This is often related to one or a few key physical features which become magnified in the person’s eyes, often leading to a significant pre-occupation with these areas of their body.
- Monitoring relevant features (often using mirrors or reflective surfaces) or avoidance of looking at the feature
- Avoidance of certain lighting or places which are considered unflattering
- Anxiety, particularly around certain people or places
- Use of make up or otherwise trying to conceal the feature
- Accessing or considering cosmetic surgery
- Avoidance of photos or videos of oneself
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)
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