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Do I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder Or Am I Just Fat And Ugly
Body dysmorphic: Disorder is a very subjective experience. You perceive a part of your anatomy as ugly or unacceptable but others do not. Being clearly overweight is more objective. You can see it on the scale, not just your opinion. Please see a mental health professional to help you further with this question. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Weight tables: You can compare yourself to insurance weight tables. http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/met.htm do note that it has more recently been shown that a weight that is 10% over the insurance weight tables is more healthy as you have some reserves in case of serious illness that interrupts nutrition. If in doubt, see your physician who can do a better assessment. ...Read more
What makes you think: that you have this? What do you think is distorted in your view of your physical self? Is it about weight or a particular feature? All of these questions can help you figure it out. Talking with someone is the first step. If you are thinking about any sort of cosmetic surgery, I would postpone it until you have a better handle on this. ...Read more
I have a heavy feeling of being fat and ugly. What can I do to fix myself? I am an active young woman, but i don't loose weight. I'm not pretty either
Weight: You sound far too critical of yourself, every negative thought drives your mood down and makes it harder to take care of yourself. Try to stick to a plant based diet, start exercising daily, even if its just a 15 minute walk. Consult with a nutritionist who can help you with a food plan and consider seeing a clinical psychologist who can help you see yourself more accurately. My best. ...Read more
I take medication, and i don't feel depressed, i'm just delusional about the way i look. Do I have body dismorphia?
May be may be not: I am not clear with what you meant delusional . Lack of self esteem emanating from poor self image could be sign of depression . If you have fixed belief that part of your body is not right despite reassurance from family , friend and your doctor , it might be body dysmorphic syndrome . I suggest to talk to your pcp/psychiatrist. ...Read more
I think I am thin with BMI of 21-22. But I have to resort to purging and laxatives. Do I have a disorder?
Sounds like it: While i can't make a diagnosis online, it is very concerning that you have to rely on purging & laxatives to maintain a low body mass index. This makes me suspicious for bulimia. Please go see your family doc and discuss what you're doing which is very dangerous. You might need to be referred to a psychiatrist and psychologist for further treatment. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I hate that I am so obsessed with my weight and always feel fat. I'm not overweight, but I cant help seeing that I am. Eating disorder? What can I do?
Lumpy?: Gynecomastia tends to be a firm, discrete lump, which is centered on the nipple. Fat tends to be soft and distributed more widely, especially in the lower pole of the breast. Obesity often obscures the physical findings for gynecomastia as the chest fills with fat. Lumps in the breast, for men and women, should be checked by a qualified physician to determine the pathology. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When l'm sad i severely limit what i eat. I do this as a way to feel in control. I'm not obsessed with my weight though. Am i depressed or anorexic?
A Thought Experiment: What might you discover: imagine you lost weight and saw yourself as the "ideal you." what do you imagine saying to yourself? Think of people in your life you're close to. What do you imagine them each saying? What feelings do you imagine having if they did say these things? What thoughts? And thinking about what each might say, what do you imagine you'd say or want to say back to each of them? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a weighting problem and im not happy with my weight i think im fat even though other tells me im not fat i stopped eating and started to starve?
I am concerned that I have anorexia. I have lost a lot of weight and see myself as fat.
I am now terrified of food and gaining weight. I starve myself?
Consult with a: trainer & /or nutritionist. Vary your workouts. ...Read more
What can I do in cases I over think at in a way that drive me crazy. Like I have inner madness and I want to cry punch something and go crazy while am feeling tearless.. Kind of like fraustration?
See below:: 2 approaches in dealing with neg. Thoughts: cognitive-behavioral rx suggests that people suffering from anxiety and frustration are thinking about their lives in pervasively negative & inaccurate ways. Positive psychology sees people dealing with anxiety and frustration as having entered a state of learned helplessness, where they think that nothing they do will make any difference. See your doc. ...Read more
I think I have body dysmorphic disorder..For years now everytime I look in the mirror I look different like my face changes sometimes good others bad?
I m very thin i want to gain some fat and muscles in my body , I do gym but not regularly please tell me what to eat as i m a vegetarian.
I am 22 years old and i find myself feeling like I have no energy. I also don't feel like being social. Is this normal? I don't feel depressed. Just no energy or drive to get out of bed or do anything. Please help. I just want to feel normal.
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