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Old 07-19-03   #1
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Body Dismorphic Disorder

I FEEL THAT PERHAPS I SUFFER FROM THIS...I AM SO OVER CRITICAL OF MY BODY AND MY FACE ESPECIALLY....oops....sorry for the caps....tooo lazy to change it. i cant go into great detail about this disorder cuz i must go soon....perhaps someone can do some research and post the results here? thank you.
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Body Dysmorphic Disorder, (BDD) is listed in the DSM-IV under somatization disorders, but clinically, it seems to have similarities to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

BDD is a preoccupation with an imagined physical defect in appearance or a vastly exaggerated concern about a minimal defect. The preoccupation must cause significant impairment in the individual’s life. The individual thinks about his or her defect for at least an hour per day.

The individual’s obsessive concern most often is concerned with facial features, hair or odor. The disorder often begins in adolescence, becomes chronic and leads to a great deal of internal suffering.

The person may fear ridicule in social situations, and may consult many dermatologists or plastic surgeons and undergo painful or risky procedures to try to change the perceived defect. The medical procedures rarely produce relief. Indeed they often lead to a worsening of symptoms. BDD may limit friendships. Obsessive ruminations about appearance may make it difficult to concentrate on schoolwork.

Other behaviors that may be associated with BDD

Frequent glancing in reflective surfaces
Skin picking
Avoiding mirrors
Repeatedly measuring or palpating the defect
Repeated requests for reassurance about the defect.
Elaborate grooming rituals.
Camouflaging some aspect of one’s appearance with one’s hand, a hat, or makeup.
Repeated touching of the defect
Avoiding social situations where the defect might be seen by others.
Anxiety when with other people.
BDD tends to be chronic and can lead to social isolation, school dropout major depression, unnecessary surgery and even suicide.

It is often associated with social phobia and OCD, and delusional disorder. Chronic BDD can lead to major depressive disorder. If it is associated with delusions, it is reclassified as Delusional disorder, somatic subtype. Bromosis (excessive concerns about body odor) or Parasitosis (concern that one is infested by parasites) can classically be associated with delusions.

Other conditions that might be confused with BDD: Neglect caused by a parietal lobe brain lesion; anorexia nervosa, gender identity disorder.

Milder body image disturbances that do not meet criteria for BDD. :

Benign dissatisfaction with one’s looks. This does not affect the person’s quality of life. 30-40% of Americans may have these feelings.
Moderate disturbance with one’s body image. The person’s concerns about appearance cause some intermittent anxiety or depression.
Treatment: It is at times difficult to get an individual with BDD into psychiatric treatment because he or she may insist that the disorder has a physical origin. We prefer that the referring physician call us in advance so that we can strategize on how best to encourage the individual to accept help. Treatment often involves the use of SSRI medications (such as sertraline or fluoxetine) and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. In this type of psychotherapy the therapist helps the affected individual resist the compulsions associated with the BDD such as repeatedly looking in mirrors or excessive grooming (response prevention) If the individual avoids certain situations because of fear of ridicule, he or she should be encouraged to gradually and progressively face feared situations. If the individual plans to seek invasive medical/surgical treatment, the therapist should attempt to dissuade the patient or ask permission to talk with the surgeon. The therapist helps the individual to understand how some of his or her thoughts and perceptions are distorted and helps the patient replace these perceptions with more realistic ones. Family behavioral treatment can be useful, especially if the affected individual is an adolescent. Support groups if available, can help
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fuck....that sounds like what i have going on.


and that explains a lot actually....thank you goddess you sessy marshmellooo.


i just wanna be happy with how i look....but i cant seem to....i am all obsessed with my eyebrows and my whole face not being right.
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GOD DAMN IT LILY!!!!!! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!!!


Seriously, tho I just want you to know that i think you are beautiful inside and out. But at the same time I cannot tell you how to feel, so I hope you can eventually overcome these feelings.
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damn thats alot of smileys banging their head against the wall...
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GOD DAMN IT LILY!!!!!! YOU ARE GORGEOUS!!!!!


Seriously, tho I just want you to know that i think you are beautiful inside and out. But at the same time I cannot tell you how to feel, so I hope you can eventually overcome these feelings.
im sorry that you found this thread and i know it upsets you that i feel this way. it is something that i cannot help. i am trying.....but what i see in the mirror makes me so fucking mad.
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damn thats alot of smileys banging their head against the wall...
yeah switchblade...i often have that effect on people.
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im sorry that you found this thread and i know it upsets you that i feel this way. it is something that i cannot help. i am trying.....but what i see in the mirror makes me so fucking mad.
I think we all get like that, and although I wouldn't discount BDD I would like to suggest adolescence and poor self esteem as alternatives.
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I think we all get like that, and although I wouldn't discount BDD I would like to suggest adolescence and poor self esteem as alternatives.
thank you for your input sybelle...but i am 22....so adolescence is out and i certainly do not suffer from poor self esteem...maybe just a bit.
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GORGEOUS DAMNIT! LISTEN TO DIRGE AND I!!!!!!!
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you say that.....but i just dont see it....it does not matter...its not like im suicidal anymore.


p.s. cute sig sweetie!
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thank you for your input sybelle...but i am 22....so adolescence is out and i certainly do not suffer from poor self esteem...maybe just a bit.
Well you are still very young. Bullshit you don't suffer from poor self esteem.

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its not like im suicidal anymore.
That remark combined with your comments in the general forum say it all really..
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Re: Body Dismorphic Disorder

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I FEEL THAT PERHAPS I SUFFER FROM THIS...I AM SO OVER CRITICAL OF MY BODY AND MY FACE ESPECIALLY....oops....sorry for the caps....tooo lazy to change it. i cant go into great detail about this disorder cuz i must go soon....perhaps someone can do some research and post the results here? thank you.
I used to have a case of this I think. What helped me was looking at people in magizines. They can't look back. I found that I was being too hard on myself. Then I started being too easy on myself. Now I'm fine kind-of.

Really though. Looking at models stomaches, hips, face shapes and especially legs I found what I expected from myself was impossible. Try it out. Find one that's similar to you. You might even look better. Comparison is a great pick me up. I'm sure you look better than quite a few and models look better than most people. Feeling superior to some might edge off those suical tendencies.
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im sorry that you found this thread and i know it upsets you that i feel this way. it is something that i cannot help. i am trying.....but what i see in the mirror makes me so fucking mad.


Learn to look through the mirror....
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im trying to overcome these feelings...thanks you guys!

thank you dirge.
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Interesting, in your sig you have as a result of some online quizzing crap "Satine" which reads you are "sexy". Now you obviously answered the questions, and you didn't get the result of the alcoholic midget. You cannot have such a bad body image after all.
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perhaps my body image is not THAT bad....but i am unhappy with things about myself that bother me to no end.


but thanx for the observation.
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perhaps my body image is not THAT bad....but i am unhappy with things about myself that bother me to no end.


but thanx for the observation.

Show me one woman who is 100% happy with her body 100% of the time. People are forever finding fault with themselves.

Cute last line, that was quirky.
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