Can you have mild body dysmorphia?
Just so, how do you know if you have body dysmorphia?
Signs and symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder include:
- Being extremely preoccupied with a perceived flaw in appearance that to others can't be seen or appears minor.
- Strong belief that you have a defect in your appearance that makes you ugly or deformed.
Secondly, how do you fight body dysmorphia? The most common treatment plan for body dysmorphic disorder is a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has been found to be the most effective at treating BDD and antidepressant medications have also been shown to help individuals coping with this disorder.
Keeping this in view, do people with body dysmorphia see themselves differently?
People with body dysmorphic disorder don't see their true reflection. Instead, they see major flaws and defects, despite other people's reassurances. Many of us have those moments when we take a look in the mirror and wish for things to be a little different -- perhaps a firmer body, clearer skin or straighter teeth.
How common is body dysmorphia?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder affects 1.7% to 2.9% of the general population — about 1 in 50 people. This means that more than 5 million people to nearly 10 million people in the United States alone have BDD.