People with BDD are excessively worried about a part of their body which they perceive to have a defect. They continue to believe this despite reassurances about their appearance.
Any area of the body may be involved in BDD, but the face is the most common.
A person with BDD may:
- Wear excessive make-up or heavy clothing to hide their perceived defect
- Repeatedly look in the mirror and seek reassurance about their appearance
- Frequently touch or measure the perceived defect
- Repeatedly pick at their skin or pluck their hair and eyebrows
- Feel anxious when around other people
- Seek medical treatment for the perceived defect
- Diet and exercise excessively
People with BDD may not be able to hold down a job and sometimes avoid socialising. They can also find it difficult to have relationships.
Katie Searle specialises in this disorder, helping people overcome their problems, offering a one to one personal make-up & hair session to make you feel good again.
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