Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

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Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health condition in which an individual becomes excessively preoccupied with perceived flaws in their appearance, often leading to significant distress and impairment in daily life. Understanding the causes, symptoms, and available treatment options for BDD is crucial for those affected by this disorder.

Various factors contribute to BDD, including genetic predisposition, environmental factors, and personal experiences. Symptoms of BDD may include a persistent preoccupation with one or more perceived flaws, engaging in repetitive behaviors to hide or fix the perceived flaw, and experiencing significant distress or impairment in daily functioning.

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a commonly used treatment for BDD, helping individuals identify and change negative thought patterns associated with their appearance. In some cases, medication such as antidepressants may be prescribed to manage symptoms. Additional coping strategies, such as practicing self-compassion and engaging in activities that promote self-esteem, can also be beneficial in managing BDD.

Elium Health provides expert care for individuals with body dysmorphic disorder in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Doylestown, Newtown Square, and surrounding areas. If you’re struggling with BDD and need support, don’t hesitate to reach out to Elium Health for professional help.

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Call to action: Improve your self-image and mental health by addressing your BDD. Get help now at Elium Health in Philadelphia, Bucks County, Doylestown, Newtown Square, and nearby areas.

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