Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Body dysmorphic disorder is considered as a form of mental illness usually characterized by severe concerns about a flaw in one’s appearance. A flaw may be something minor or one that is just imagined. The concern for such a flaw can reach a point where one may feel shameful or distressed enough to avoid being seen by anyone. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known as dysmorphophobia or fear of having a deform