Body Dysmorphia

What is Body Dysmorphia?

Body dysmorphia is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are not noticeable to others. Anyone can have body dysmorphia however it is commonest in teenagers.

Symptoms of Body Dysmorphia

If you suffer with this condition you may spend a lot of time worrying about a particular area of your body and compare your looks to others. You may go to a lot of effort to conceal flaws in your appearance such as applying makeup. This becomes a disorder when it impacts on your daily life.

Ways you can treat Body Dysmorphia

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help with strategies to overcome the feelings you have about your appearance and make you look at yourself in a more positive light.

Counselling and psychotherapy can help you manage your daily life.