Monday, October 22, 2012

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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According to Mayoclinic.com:



Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw that is either minor or imagined. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful that you don't want to be seen by anyone. Body dysmorphic disorder has sometimes been called "imagined ugliness." Also called  dysmorphophobia, the fear of having a deformity.

I first heard and known about this serious mental illness many years ago while watching Oprah on TV. One of her guest is a women who suffers from this condition and it was already disturbing because she can't seem to be satisfied with her looks like that she underwent numerous plastic and reconstructive surgeries already. She's too obsessed on her physical appearance and she always find flaws in her herself.


BDD sufferers think that they are so ugly and look like a monster when they look themselves in the mirror.  They have deep obsession about how they look. They often withdraw themselves from people but for some surgery is the only solution to make them beautiful. As a result, they become addicted to plastic surgery too.  So sad to know that this condition really happens.



Some sufferers can start when they are still kids who are often told that they are not pretty or handsome and that they are worthless.

14 comments:

  1. Yikes! Buti at mukhang wala naman ako sa ganitong level. hahaha...

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  2. haha! same thoughts with Litzie. i always believe that we are all created by God beautiful no matter what we look like.

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  3. I've done an article about this topic. There are also recorded cases na some women tend to break mirror in disgust sa figure nila.

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  4. that's scary at magastos na sakit kasi mahal ang plastic surgery, hehehe! basta ako, i'm thankful na with what i have...God made me this way and for Him, I'm beautiful. naks, lakas ng hangin ko. hehehe!

    pero siguro nga tama, may epekto din when you were young that's why parents always tell to their kids na they are pretty...i do say that to my kids that they are beautiful/handsome, smart, great kids, etc. always.

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  5. I think I have that Ate - feeling ko sexy pa din ako kahit hindi na. LMAO! :) Keeeding!

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  6. oh, thanks for informing us about this health condition Jenn, I would not have known, otherwise, I may just simply not understand why they are so focusing on their imperfections.

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  7. Some people who are blinded by superficial beauty. :) WE all do have to learn accepting who we are and enhance beauty the natural way, inside and out is what matters most.

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  8. i believe wala ko nito hahahaha.. kasi kahit masama itsura ko hahahahah binabalandra ko kahit saan hahaha.. thanks for the share have a nice day

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  9. hehehe, I never thought about it.

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  10. We all are created beautifully and wonderfully by our Maker. One has just got to believe in Him.

    Nakakatakot naman yong ganyang sakit. May lunas pa kaya yan? Palagay ko, mga may pera lang yong nagkakasakit ng ganyan coz they've got the means to go under the knife. Para sa ordinaryong tao, di naman maiisip na magp-plastic surgery kasi nga kulang pa ang pera pantawid gutom. Ang hirap pala maging mayaman! ;-)

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  11. oh my...very scary, they truly need some help in order to have much nicer thinking...

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  12. Have to agree with Ate Lainy! :)

    Nakakatakot nga ito. Alarming to be exact! :(

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  13. I seldom look at myself in the mirror, coz I don't want to look at my belly fat,lol...but I am sure glad I don't carry that kind of disorder, thats absurd

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  14. wow i never heard of this kind of disorder before. thanks for sharing this info, now i know

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