Body Dysmorphic Disorder
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition that involves obsessions, which are distressing thoughts that repeatedly intrude into a person's awareness. With BDD, the distressing thoughts are about perceived appearance flaws. Just as people with eating disorders obsess about their weight, those with BDD become obsessed over an aspect of their appearance. These may include thinking that their hair is too thin, their face is scarred, their eyes aren't exactly the same size, their nose is too big, or their lips are too thin.
Bellow is a graph that explains the ages of which people develop BDD
What are the dangers of BDD?
Depending on the severity of the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, there are various dangers that exist. For some people, the problem will become so bad that they refuse to leave their house, which can have serious consequences by itself. In addition, there are risks that body dysmorphic disorder may lead to depression or other mental disorders that also have a long list of complications with them.