Why Get Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

by on Jul.03, 2012, under Alternative Medicine

Body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD, is an exceptionally upsetting and disturbing condition, causing intense and severe emotional distress, pain and suffering. The inescapable preoccupations and obsessions may fill sufferer’s mind for hours each day. They lead to extreme embarrassment, shame and humiliation, and cause the person to avoid social situations and impair their social life, school, work and other life activities.

The despair is so great that many sufferers take extreme measures to try to change their bodies, many of which turn out to be self-destructive. Many find themselves wishing they were dead and a substantial number actually attempt suicide.

Almost all bring a great deal of anguish and suffering to their families and friends as well. As virtually all sufferers with BDD will attest, it is no way to live.

Fortunately, we now have medical and psychological treatments that are effective for reducing the pain and suffering of a majority of people with BDD. Given the treatments’ relative ease, there should be no reason for anyone to continue to suffer without hope.

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