BDD Madness

Body dysmorphic disorder

What is Body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic disorder(BDD) is a mental illness involving obsessive focus on perceived flaw in appearance. About one percent of the United States population has this mental disorder. http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/other-related-conditions/body-dysmorphic-disorder-bdd

Symptoms


Signs and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder include:

  • Preoccupation with your physical appearance with extreme self-consciousness(Physical Symptom)

  • Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance that makes you ugly(Emotional Symptom)

  • Avoidance of social situations( Social Symptom)

  • Comparison of your appearance with that of others(Behavioral Symptom)

CBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) is a form of psychotherapy. It was originally designed to treat depression, but is now used for a number of mental disorders. It works to solve current problems and change unhelpful thinking and behavior.

You are not Alone!

Michael Jackson was an american songwriter,singer, and dancer. He was known as the "King of Pop." He also suffered through BDD.
  • He is famously known for his extra-ordinary amount of cosmetic surgery.

  • He had had an abusive childhood from his father and developed an addiction to pain-killer drugs and sedatives which ultimately led to his death.