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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) – When Beauty is a Beast

September 24th, 2013

  Almost everyone experiences discontent about some part of his or her body at least occasionally. Such dissatisfaction may even be considered normative during certain periods of development, such as adolescence or post-pregnancy. However, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) represents an exponential magnification of this issue. BDD is a chronic psychological condition characterized by worries and strongly held beliefs about a specific physical flaw, or set of flaws, that appear over-exaggerated, trivial, or actually non-existent to objective observers. To understand what it’s like to have BDD, recall for a moment that sense of worry or dread you might have felt about… READ MORE ›