Scared to tell doctor about body dysmorphic disorder. Is there someone else I can talk about this to?

Body image... Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic problem in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw in your appearance- imagined or real. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone. Of course you should tell your doctor about this! this it can be associated with depression and anxiety. See a good psychologist or psychiatrist! talk therapy helps!
There is help . If you don't feel comfortable talking to your doctor about this then try to find someone who specializes in this. You can do a google search for people who specialize in body dysmorphic disorder. There are also support groups which are helpful. Realize that you are not alone and there is help out there if you are willing to ask for it.

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Need doctor's help! I have body dysmorphic disorder?

Dysmorphic Disorder. Ask your doctor for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in treating this difficulty. Best. Read more...

Do doctors see a lot of patients with body dysmorphic disorder?

Not a lot. It depends on the intensity. It has been said that in america everyone is disappointed in how they look, but to get the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder there has to be some distortion of reality. In that case it is fairly rare. Last time i looked it was about 1% of americans. Read more...

Can you tell me how to know if you have bdd (body dysmorphic disorder)?

BDD... ...Is basically a disorder of believing that your body is deformed when it actually isn't. If you think there is something seriously wrong with the way you look, and no one else seems to notice, then bdd is a possibility. Read more...

How to tell if this is body dysmorphic disorder?

Excessive concern. If you are preoccupied with a defect in your appearance (imagined or slight), and this causes impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning, you might be diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder. That is, unless your preoccupation is better explained by another mental disorder. Make an appointment with a mental health professional (e.g., psychiatrist or psychologist). Read more...

How do you tell the difference between complete low self-esteem and body dysmorphic disorder?

You need to have. A psychiatric evaluation. But bdd is an obsession with a minor or imaginary physical flaw. Someone with low self esteem is not generally concerned with one flaw. Read more...
Low self esteem. You could have low self esteem without body dysmorphic disorder or vice versa. In my experience both usually occur simultaneously.Best. Read more...