Body image disorder is scientifically called Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). This is a psychological disorder which involves developing deep dissatisfaction with one’s own body and looks. The affected person becomes overtly ware of his or her appearance and body language and their brains begin to work abnormally while trying to deal with any type of visual details.
It has been estimated that BDD affects about 2 percent of the world population. Most of these people imagine some flaw in their body and focus abnormally on that. They try out various methods like plastic surgeries, taking pills, etc to get over that flaw. Most of the times these methods lead to dangerous consequences like eating disorders, malnutrition, etc. they usually are found to worry about otherwise trivial things like lips looking too thin, or eyes not appearing to be of the same size and the like. This leads to a huge obsession and subsequent depression in the affected ones.
People with BDD tend to check themselves out in front of the mirror for long times at a stretch. Usually they scrutinize themselves during these times for any possible flaw with their appearances. Most of the, it is seen that the so-called flaws they find out about their body are all imaginary. It is like they have to find something wrong with themselves and so they did it. The brains of all the patients of BDD work fine in processing all sorts of data except visual ones.
Several studies conducted to understand the disorder in discussion. The research conducted by a team in UCLA revealed that only society is not responsible for filling a BDD patient’s mind with so many complex thoughts- there seems to be some kind of biological link connected to this situation.
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