Body dysmorphia is mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance. The flaw may be minor or imagined but the person may spend hours a day trying to fix it. The person may try many cosmetic procedures or exercise to excess. People with this disorder may frequently examine their appearance in a mirror, constantly compare their appearance with that of others, and avoid social situations or photos. We can help counsel people who are suffering from body dysmorphia so they can improve the quality of their life.
Symptoms & Signs of Body Dysmorphia
"I am beginning to measure myself in strength, not pounds. Sometimes in smiles.
- Laurie Halse Anderson
Helpful Links For Body Dysmorphia
- Teen Health - Body Dysmorphic Disorder - Support for teens coping with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Find tips for parents.
- CNN - Body dysmorphic disorder patients see details, not whole face - An article on a news piece on Body dysmorphic disorder run by CNN
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation - Great website with many resources, information and a community of people to help.