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  • Writer's pictureJennifer Rooks

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Updated: Mar 1, 2020

Are you preoccupied with imagined body defects?

Do you feel ashamed and focus all your attention on your perceived flaws?

Do you keep checking in the mirror feeling dissatisfied with areas of your body, hoping that it will change?

Does the defect hold meaning for you - that others may judge you, or not like you because of how you look?

Do you avoid social situations and use camouflage to disguise how you look?

TWO possible explanations:

1) That you are defective and ugly, or

2) that you worry excessively about appearance making it the most important aspect of your appearance.

Have you considered that what you see in the mirror is what you have constructed and is a skewed image!!!!

CBT Therapy focuses on changing the skewed image based on assumptions, challenging the evidence and reconstructing a more realistic and rational self image.

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