Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), also known as Body Dysmorphia, is a distressing psychological condition where a person becomes very preoccupied with one or more features of physical appearance, e.g. nose, skin, hair, etc. Any body part could be the focus of concern in BDD. People with BDD engage in time-consuming, repetitive behaviors to 'fix' or hide the perceived flaw(s) which are difficult to resist or control. These behaviors may include extensive grooming regimes, mirror checking, reassurance seeking, camouflaging, seeking cosmetic surgery, etc. BDD can seriously affect a person's daily life, including work, education, social life, and relationships. As a result, social anxiety, isolation, and depression are very common in conjunction with BDD.

-Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation

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