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    BPD+BDD = Hating Your Body

    Everyone feels self-conscious about their body from time to time. However, if you hate something about your body and these feelings are interfering with your everyday life, you may have body dysmorphic disorder.

    BDD appears to be relatively common. Studies have reported a point prevalence of 0.7% to 2.4% in the general population. These studies suggest that BDD is more common than disorders such as schizophrenia or anorexia nervosa.

    People with BDD may seek reassurance about the way they look. But try not to get drawn into debates about your appearance and encourage others not to do the same. #BPD #BDD #Anorexia


    Does BDD get worse with age?

    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can worsen with age if left undiagnosed or untreated in the early teenage years. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can worsen with age if not diagnosed and managed early. BDD is a mental health condition in which a person becomes extra conscious about their perceived flaws and defects.


    Body Dysmorphia + Triggers

    A combination of environmental, psychological, and biological factors. Bullying or teasing may create or foster the feelings of inadequacy, shame, and fear of ridicule.

    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a serious mental illness. This is a psychiatric disorder that is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It most commonly begins around puberty, and it affects both men and women#BDD #triggers


    Bdd help in the greater Seattle area (or wa state?)

    Hi, I’m 36 and I have been diagnosed with bdd since my early 20s. It’s never really gotten better but rather moved on to different parts of my face that I don’t like. I really need to find a counselor that specializes in this or that will help me with CBT (there are a couple of books that Katherine Phillips referenced to give counselors to help out with bdd)….I just feel like I have no help and I’m alone. I can’t afford to move to LA, the clinic that helped me in my twenties.

    If anyone can message me, or help in any way, I really would appreciate it. This past year has been a huge struggle, and I don’t know where to look anymore.

    #BDD #Anxiety #Depression #seattle

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    Loving our whole self is a journey.

    This isn’t easy and it takes failing and trying and practice. I’m working through this myself and thought I would share. #NegativeThoughts #BDD #ADHD #MentalHealth #PTSD

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    HOLDING YOUR SACREDNESS #PosttraumaticGrowth #Selflove #holdingoursacred #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #ADHD #SexualTrauma #BDD

    “Forgive me hands, for I have held everything but myself.” -Unknown

    Holding our own sacredness is incredibly difficult for survivors of trauma. We are able to hold everyone else’s sacredness but when ours needs us we turn away from it.

    Over the last few years, I have had to make a conscious and consistent effort to lean into my own needs and heal on purpose. Many years of running left my mind and body in a constant state of hyper vigilance. I was unattuned to my body’s most basic needs and desires.

    I had to work diligently and constantly on leaning in to myself, my body’s responses: both conscious and unconscious.

    Friend, I know it’s unconventional and incredibly uncomfortable but I promise it will be worth all the time, energy, and resources you invest! You are worth holding your sacredness.

    If you need someone to hold space with you I am.

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    Self-help for body dysmorphic disorder

    #BodyDysmorphicDisorder #BDD

    1: Refocus your attention

    Aside from seeking professional help, remember that self-help can be a powerful tool. Compulsive thoughts and behaviors do not need to control your life.

    Refocusing your attention on the present moment takes time to learn, but has huge benefits for your mental and physical health. There are two strategies that may help: mundane task focusing and a more formal meditation practice. These two coping mechanisms complement each other and can become part of your daily routine.

    2: Practice self-compassion

    Along with meditation, self-compassion is another form of mindfulness. Studies indicate that individuals with higher levels of self-compassion have fewer body dysmorphic symptoms. Focus on ways this can be applied to your daily life to help ease your stress and anxiety. Learning to accept your imperfections, especially during challenging times, is part of embracing self-compassion.

    3: Start a journaling habit

    Writing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions down in a journal or diary is a great way to express yourself. It doesn’t need to be a long, formal entry and it’s not about correct spelling or grammar. This exercise can be as simple as jotting down a few words. Set aside a few minutes each day and just let it flow naturally. It may be helpful to have a designated time to do this and utilize the same journal or app.

    4: Reduce negative predictions

    Once you become more skilled at managing your thoughts, you can use these coping strategies to talk yourself down before you face a triggering situation. This could be anywhere that you feel self-conscious about your appearances, such as a birthday party or a work conference with a room full of strangers.

    5: Seek social support

    Support is available to you from many different sources, so remember to keep the lines of communication open. Make sure that you don’t isolate yourself from others. Your close network of family and friends cares deeply about your health and well-being.

    You can refer to this:

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    Body Dysmorphia



    Areas of the body are people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) worried about?

    The most common areas of concern for people with this condition include:

    Skin imperfections, including wrinkles, scars, acne and blemishes.

    Hair, including head or body hair or baldness.

    Facial features, most often the nose.

    Stomach or chest.

    Other areas of concern include:

    Penis size.





    Body odors.

    To deal with it, you can refer to:

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    Body Dysmorphia

    #BodyDysmorphicDisorder #BDD

    Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health disorder. If you have BDD, you may be so worried about the way your body looks that it interferes with your ability to function normally.

    You may take extreme measures such as repeated cosmetic surgical procedures to correct the perceived flaw.

    Treatment involves counseling and medicines to help with feelings of discomfort and anxiety.

    The fear of being judged creates avoidance of going into public and social isolation.

    Left untreated, BDD can lead to severe depression and suicidal thoughts and should not be ignored.

    To deal with body dysmorphic disorder, you can refer to:


    I have a serious case of body dysmorphic disorder. I don’t go out because I’m so ugly. I’m ver depressed, anxious and feel like I don’t want to live

    I don’t want to live because I’m ugly. What do I do? #BDD #Anxiety #Depression #Suicide