It is probably impossible to find a human who thinks that his or her body is absolutely perfect. We all have something about the way we look that we absolutely hate. ‘If only my nose were like this’ or ‘I wish my skin were like that’ and more in the same vein are very common refrains among all of us, and that is normal. The problem starts when we hate something about our body so much that it remains the only thing in our life.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition in which a person becomes obsessed with some perceived flaws in the way they look. So much so, that they spend most of their time thinking about it. The disorder can lead to serious conditions such as depression and anxiety. Day-to-day activities can also be affected.
BDD is a serious issue and people who suffer from it tend to get completely obsessed with tiny flaws in their body. He explains how such people may even resort to several plastic surgeries to try and fix these flaws. However, the problem lies in the perception.
What with the world’s constant and in-your-face obsession with beauty these days, it is hardly surprising that a lot more people suffer from BDD now than before. Bodily beauty and perfection has become a fad.
Artificially fixing the body may not be the answer! And for those who suspect that they may be edging towards BDD or know someone who may be, it is never too soon to seek help. Artificially fixing the body may not be the answer; but taking a fresh perspective and learning to be comfortable in your own body may be it.
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