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body dysmporphic disorder

Do you hate your body?

Body dysmorphic disorder is a common mental illness that leads people to become obsessed with parts of their bodies and how they look in public.

The facial features — such as the size and shape of the nose, mouth or ears, or the skin or complexion — are the most common cause of anxiety for people with body dysmorphic disorder.

But any body part — including the elbows, nipples, fingers, buttocks or hair — can become the focus.

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When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you feel a part of your body is too peculiar or deformed. You end up feel ashamed, distressed or depressed.

These  awkward feelings may affect your wellbeing and prevent you from living a normal life.

Do you have body dysmorphic disorder?

Do you strongly grow a thick bear or wear a lot of make-up as cover, spend a great deal of time grooming?  Comparing yourself to others all the time, obsessively checking your looks in mirrors or avoiding them at all?

Do you think you have a physical defect that makes you ugly or undergo several cosmetic surgeries?

Chances are you may be suffering a body dysmorphic disorder.

Compulsively picking at your skin, touching parts of your body you dislike of inflicting self-harm, are red signs too.