What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?


Dysmorphic Disorder?:

Anxiety is one of the major symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder.

What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder

So what is Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

This condition is also known as the ( BDD ) and is a serious anxiety disorder. None of us are completely happy with the way we look. While some of you don’t like your nose, others are not greatly happy with the shape of your lips. And though you fret about these things all the time, it does not really affect your daily lives, right?

OK, so before we I tell you more about today’s topic, let’s talk a bit about body types. Body types almost always influences how you respond to your diet and exercises.
And Female body Types into:

  1. Straight body type – women with same sized bust and hips,
  2. Spoon body type – women with hips larger than bust,
  3. Pear body type – women with bust smaller than hips,
  4. Hourglass body type – women with well-defined waist and same sized bust and hips,”
  5. Oval body type – women with narrow hips, waist larger than bust and hips”,

So, now that you’ve learnt more about body types,
have you ever actually analyzed your body on these lines?
No, right? Well, normally most people won’t.
However, there are some who actually worry about their flaws or what they consider flaws for hours every day. This is a condition called body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). People with this disorder have no control over their thoughts that are mostly negative. They find fault with their hair, skin, nose, chest or stomach.

These negative thoughts cause so much stress that they suffer from low-esteem, alienate themselves from family, friends and social situations.

In severe cases, people with this disorder may even go through plastic surgeries to correct their perceived imperfections.


What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Those suffering from BDD display most of these symptoms:

  • Too much exercising
  • Checking in the mirror or avoiding it altogether
  • Too many surgeries
  • Picking the skin
  • Excessive grooming
  • Comparing themselves with others’ bodies,

So, if any of your friends or family members are unreasonably obsessed with their body or talk incessantly about the non-existent imperfections, it would be good idea to seek medical help!


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