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BODY IMAGE AND BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER As we said yesterday, this week in Mental Health Awareness Week 2019. This is a national awareness week and the theme this year is Body Image. See Monday's post to see what we are doing this week. We will also be posting everyday this week on Facebook, Twitter and the blog about Body Image and BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder). Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition related to Body Image where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others. People of any age can have BDD and it affects anyone of any gender or sex. Having BDD does not mean you are vain or self-obsessed. It can be very upsetting and have a big impact on your life. Low mood, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, stress, trauma, self-harm and eating disorders are some of the other conditions that can co-occur with BDD. Some of the symptoms of BDD include: * worrying a lot about a sp…
The term ‘anorexia nervosa’ is itself misleading and generally considered a misnomer.
‘Anorexia’ implies the individual has lost all interest in food, never
hungry and has no appetite. Yet, this is rarely the case. The
opposite is more accurate of anorexia.
The person experiencing
anorexia is not only very interested in food and frequently very hungry,
but as weight continues to decrease and the person reaches low-weight
stages AN, his/her preoccupation and obsession with food becomes
Nevertheless, the person will do everything in
their power to deny and ignore these feelings & sensations & not
permit him/herself to eat. This is a particularly important
characteristic of AN, along with the individual’s attempt to strictly
control food and eating, with great time & effort. The
question of ‘what is Anorexia Nervosa?’ is a difficult one to answer
given particularly complex & multidimensional nature of the il…