Every body type is different,
don't hate yours!
Are You Experiencing Any Of These Symptoms?
You may need to feel like you need to constantly exercise, wear makeup, grow a beard, get constant plastic surgery, anything to cover up your flaws
You think that people only look at your flaws in a negative way and you think very negative about their body. You also could look in the mirror a lot or just ignore mirrors all together. The flaws can be imagined or not that big of a deal, but to you, it means everything. You might have a low self-esteem, substance abuse, or even suicidal thoughts.
Maybe you feel like you need to be housebound. You may not like to be in any pictures that could show your flaw. You may not have any close relationships with anybody and often skip school.
If you see yourself as overweight, you might constantly exercise or not eat as much to try and reach that goal. if you feel ugly, you may wear lots of makeup or grow out a beard and mustache to cover up the blemishes they might have.
Strong belief that you have an abnormality or defect in your appearance
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Sources: Health Research Funding