Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) or Body Dysmorphia is a psyche condition whereby an affected person has a distorted, often irrational view of themselves and their appearance.

Sufferers often obsess about how they look, spending lots of time scrutinizing themselves in front of the mirror, and finding something to be unhappy about. While others may see nothing wrong with a sufferer’s looks or particular parts of the body, and while they may even look beautiful in most people’s eyes, all a sufferer of BDD sees is a horribly ugly, unattractive human being.

While some people obsess with just one part of their body, others find fault with several parts, and often have multiple plastic/cosmetic surgeries to fix themselves. But they will only be trying to fill a bottomless pit. BDD sufferers don’t get satisfied with their looks, and may, if they don’t get help, end up harming themselves/damaging their body.


Treatment may vary from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Hypnosis. Similar treatment to that given to patients with Depression and/or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may be given.