Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

It is a mental illness in which a person does not like his/her appearance or any specific thing in her/his own body. This is only the person’s own perception to see negativity in her own body due to this disorder such persons avoid social gatherings and meet-ups.


Signs and symptoms may vary the amount the people, general symptoms include:Agoraphobia, Scared to be in public place

  • Think that other people notice their flaws.
  • Extremely sensitive about their looks
  • Fear of being bullied
  • Think that people mock them
  • Hide their flaws with heavy makeup
  • Self Isola-isolation
  • Want everything perfect

The exact cause of this disorder is still not known. But like other mental illnesses, it may b assumed that body isomorphic disorder is also a multifactorial disorder that occurs due to the impact of many factors like environmental, emotional, and genetic.


Complications may include:


Your doctor may take a deep history of your personal social and work life to rule out the other mental disorders. He or she may recommend the blood test and lumbar puncture to check the complete blood count and any changes in the brain biochemistry respectively.


Treatment options include:

  • Antidepressants and SSRIs may help to reduce your symptom and improve your overall condition.
  • Behavioral therapy. It may help you to fight with negative thoughts and tell you how to cope up with emotional stress and ignore the flaws.
Lifestyle and Home Remedies

Along with the right treatment, a healthy lifestyle also provides you a better outcome of your treatment, which include:

  • Eat healthy food
  • Do yoga and exercise daily
  • Take proper sleep
  • Avoid unnecessary stress
  • Stick to your medications
  • Avoid drug abuse
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
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