Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a condition that affects how an individual sees themselves in terms of their appearance. Those with BDD can become obsessed with perceived flaws in their appearance, leading to significant distress and impairments in their daily lives.
Do I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Symptoms of BDD:
Preoccupation with perceived flaws in one’s appearance, notably ones that are not easily observed by others.
Engaging in repetitive behaviours, such as excessive grooming.
Show signs of social anxiety through avoidance of situations or people that may trigger feelings of shame or embarrassment about their appearance.
Difficulty with relationships
- Low self-esteem and self-worth
Online therapy and treatment for BDD
There are many effective ways to overcome BDD, including CBT which can help individuals to identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours related to their appearance. Several of our online therapists are trained and highly experienced in helping people overcome the symptoms associated with BDD. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to arrange an initial assessment session.
Coping with Body Dysmorphic Disorder with Counselling Psychology Online
Our qualified psychologists, therapists and counsellors here at Counselling Psychology Online provide bespoke therapy online for those suffering from BDD.
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Types of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E)
- Person-Centred Therapy (PCT)
- Psychosynthesis Therapy
- Transactional Analysis Therapy (TA)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT)
- Structural Clinical Management (SCM)