I'm a teen. How will having body dysmorphic disorder mess up my health later in life?

Depression anxiety. People with untreated body dysmorphic disorder often suffer from depression and anxiety. If untreated, the severity of your condition may also get worse over time. So, the best advise - get treated now.
This is a challange. Body dysmorphic disorder, & its accompanying anorexia and/or bulemia, can be psychological & medically devistating. Emotional risks include anxiety, poor esteem, self-sabotage, depression, substance abuse. Physical risks include hormonal imbalance, osteoporosis, seizure, metabolic disturbance, cardio-vascular compromise, even death. So seek treatment now, before your future health suffers greatly.

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I've got bpd. And bipolar 1, and ptsd, and body dysmorphic disorder. On lithium, but I'm a mess. Paranoid, I need help. Sexual abuse from 5-11 yrs?

Therapy ; meds. Sounds like you need therapy with someone who works with bpd ; also someone following your meds with your background you likely have trust ; control issues. ; expect negative outcomes--need to try to keep these from getting in the way of your treatment helps to have friends and or family you trust who can give you ferdback. Read more...

Can men get body dysmorphic disorder?

Yes. Although this is most common by far in women and girls, boys and men can absolutely have the disorder too. Read more...

How to remove body dysmorphic disorder?

Body dysmorphic. Disorder is excessive concern & preoccupation with a perceived body defect. Focus on your ability to do things & be active rather than your appearance. It can be difficult to change a rigid & fixed belief, so talk to a mental health professional to help change your inaccurate perceptions & thoughts. Read more...

How is body dysmorphic disorder treated?

Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy can help to address the cognitive distortions often associated with body dystrophic disorder. Depending on the severity of symptoms present, medications may be used, but the true resolution will come from change in the dysmorphic thinking and greater acceptance of the self. This change is best achieved in psychotherapy. 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...