Body Dysmorphic Disorder Therapy

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder that causes you to have a distorted view of how you look and appear physically to others. Perhaps you think you're ugly or "defective".

With BDD, the thoughts you have about yourself are distressing and may impact your day-to-day life despite reassurances from others. Therapy can address the underlying issues causing these thoughts.

Find a therapist who can help you with body dysmorphic disorder

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WE CAN HELP YOU WITH BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER

If you have body dysmorphic disorder, it may help you to talk to a therapist. Here's a selection of the verified and qualified therapists on PlusGuidance who can help you identify and work with you to overcome this. Most of them offer consultations.

SYMPTOMS OF BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER


Thinking one of your barely noticeable features (e.g. scar, nose, birth mark) are embarrassing, ugly or "defective"

Avoiding social situations and meeting others

Using a lot of effort concealing your perceived physical faults and over-grooming yourself

Exercising or dieting excessively to "look better"

Being worried that others will perceive you as self-obsessed or vain if they find our about your worries

Spending a lot of time in front of mirrors, or deliberately avoiding mirrors

Comparing your looks a lot to other people's

Feeling distressed and unhappy with particular things about your looks, most commonly the face

PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH BDD


SELF-HARM OR SUICIDAL THOUGHTS

The distress and misery or BDD can lead to self-harming and thinking about suicide.

DEPRESSION

The rumination, fear, feelings of shame and social withdrawal of BDD can lead to depression.

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS

The way you relate to others and communicate are affected by your self-esteem and the way you feel, so relational issues can arise with BDD.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

You may try to forget about your worries by using drugs or drinking excessively.

ANXIETY AND COMPULSIONS

The anxiety you feel about your appearance can develop into routines and compulsive rituals you feel are helping you manage your perceived faults.

"I had some consultations and then found the therapist I’m now working successfully with. PlusGuidance is giving people opportunities that just haven’t existed before - a new way to approach mental health treatment."

- Rohan

Why Use PlusGuidance

If what we describe above sounds like you, it may be worth talking to a qualified therapist that can help you work your way through this. PlusGuidance is a convenient way to get access to the right therapist for you. The website has a broad list of therapists specialising in body dysmorphic disorder and other challenges so you’re bound to find the right one for you.

PlusGuidance also offers you four ways to have sessions with your preferred therapist: Online video, voice calls, messaging or in-person at the therapist's office. All online communications are secure and comply with the highest standards of data protection.

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