What does it feel like to have body dysmorphic disorder? What's in their minds?

Feel flawed. In many cases of bdd, patients believe that a physical feature of their body is flawed. They are preoccupied with this perceived problem and may take drastic steps to deal with it, by either isolating because they are monsters or finding ways to 'cure' the problem. Cosmetic surgery is sought. Meanwhile most others do not find the problem disturbing or at least not to the extent felt by the person.

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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?

Diagnosing. He there, What you are describing does not sound like body dysmorphic disorder, as that condition is specified with obsession about perceived flaws and feeling shame as a result. Consult a psychologist for assistance. Read more...

I think I may have body dysmorphic disorder?

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...

Do a lot of people nowadays have body dysmorphic disorder because of the media?

Probably not. It is probably not due to the media, although it plays a part in the rise of some symptoms. Body dysmorphic disorder is more complex than a simple too much media coverage explanation. Our society is in general too focused on looks ; not the internal make up of people. The media has made this worse, but family dynamics, child rearing ; other factors play a part in why someone becomes dysmorphic. Read more...