Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Do you experience:

  • Negative thoughts about a specific area of your body or several areas?
  • Frequently compare your physical looks to others?
  • Spend several hours a day bothered about a physical imperfection?
  • Repeatedly checking a part of your body in a mirror?
  • Avoid mirrors entirely?

BDD can be managed

If 'yes', you may be experiencing symptoms of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is a mental condition in which a person can't stop thinking about one or more perceived flaws in one's appearance. BDD can affect any area of the body, including skin, hair, nose, chin, lips, body shape, breast-size, breast-shape or genitals. Extreme patterns of behaviour, associated with this condition cause extreme emotional distress.

The following are associated problems related to BDD.

  • Isolation and loneliness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-harm
  • Alcohol, drug or substance abuse
  • Shame and guilt
  • A compulsive need for cosmetic surgery
  • Eating disorders

With this condition, it is common to try and hide your perceived ‘problem’ for fear of being judged as vain or self-obsessed.

Each person will have a different experience of BDD, although there are some common signs, such as seeing yourself differently from how others see you. A bespoke life improvement programme can help address the underlying reasons for a fixation on aspects of your appearance. Additionally, it can assist you to enhance your self-esteem and eliminate other life stressors.

Manage BDD with Mona Hansen

You will be helped with various integrative techniques to overcome your obsessive behavioural patterns in a supportive environment.

Your symptoms can be assessed on an individual basis and in complete confidentiality. You will be offered a tailor-made programme to help you overcome debilitating symptoms and live your life without the constant bugbear of your appearance.

Contact Mona today to overcome BDD.