Today morning while scrolling through twitter, came upon this tweet thread and it blew my mind away.. It is about Body dysmorphic disorder [BDD], a real disorder where people are constantly assessing themselves, finding flaws on their body and getting treatments done~
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
A mental illness involving obsessive focus on a perceived flaw in appearance.
The flaw may be minor or imagined. But the person may spend hours a day trying to fix it. The person may try many cosmetic procedures or exercise to excess..
More than 1 million cases per year (India)
Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging not required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong….
People with this disorder may frequently examine their appearance in a mirror, constantly compare their appearance with that of others and avoid social situations or photos.
More on this thread – https://twitter.com/just1doctorwala/status/1493426106082332678?t=b9X6hJDBt729OEAK2gU5rA&s=08