body dysmorphic disorder


Inside the Disturbing Forum Incels Use to Brutally Criticize Each Other's Faces

Lookism is the site "where looks matter," but the unhinged plastic surgery ideas exchanged by users suggest that's a big understatement.
Allie Conti

Too Many Gay Men Still Hate Their Bodies

Why body dysmorphia and unhealthy body image issues continue to run rampant in the gay community.
Jack Hobbs
mental health

When You Have Body Dysmorphia, Coping Through Plastic Surgery Can Be a Nightmare

For people with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), who obsessively fixate on their perceived physical flaws, cosmetic surgery often seems like a viable solution. But instead, it often causes symptoms to worsen, trapping BDD patients in an endless...
Stephanie Dubick
mental health

'In the Mirror, What I Saw Was a Monster': Living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Those who suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) fixate obsessively on one or more perceived flaws in their appearance, resulting in depression and social anxiety—and, in extreme cases, thoughts of suicide. But despite the severity of the condition...
Stephanie Dubick

This Mental Illness Makes Mirrors Lie and Drives Patients to Suicide

Body dysmorphic disorder is more than vanity — it's compared to obsessive compulsive disorder, but with higher rates of depression and suicide.
Sydney Lupkin

Living and Dealing with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

These two women have found an effective way to treat their BDD through art.
Michelle Olley