Myths And Facts About BDD - Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder is rare
- It is a disorder of our modern world
- This problem occurs in youngsters
- No one can help people having BDD
- Only women suffer from BDD
- BDD is related to low self-esteem
- BDD and an eating disorder is one of the same things
- People having BDD are narcissists
- It is not really a serious problem, each one of us worries about their appearances
- The only way to overcome BDD is to get the right information about how you really look and if necessary improve your appearance.
- Body dysmorphic is common which affects nearly 2% of the population
- The presence of this disorder drawbacks from the 19th century
- It may start affecting a person of an average age 13, can last for several years.
- People having BDD can be helped with specific CBT and SSRI medication.
- Women are slightly more prone to BDD than men
- BDD is a serious psychiatric disorder if left untreated can give rise several other problems such as suicide etc.
- BDD and eating disorders are two different problems
- People with BDD are preoccupied and distressed rather than narcissists
- It is really a serious problem, not each one of us worries about our appearances for several hours a day
The best way to recover is to re-focus and reduce preoccupation with the look, reduce distress, cheer up your mood, and regain the ability to function in all important areas of life.