Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is where the sufferer is preoccupied with perceived imperfections and flaws in their appearance, which causes significant distress and limits quality of life. It is often perceived that people with BDD are vain for obsessive over their body, when, they often see themselves as deformed, ugly and unworthy. Any part of the body may be the object of scrutiny. It often first presents in adolescence and may be fuelled but not caused by people making seemingly innocent comments about their body, social media, especially with advances in digital image alternation. BDD often goes alongside eating disorders.

For more information on Body Dysmorphia, please see the following links:

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) – NHS (

BDDF – Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation (