Body Image Disorder (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) is an excessive concern about and preoccupation with a perceived defect of the person's physical features.
Body image disorder or "imagined ugliness." is a chronic illness that requires treatment.
Research suggests that naturally occurring brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, may play a role in causing body image disorder. Some genetic studies show that body image disorder is more common in people whose biological family members also have the condition. Negative life experiences about body or self-image such as childhood teasing, societal expectations of beauty etc., may trigger the disorder.
It cab result in low self-esteem, social isolation, difficulty attending work or school, lack of close relationships, unnecessary medical procedures, especially cosmetic surgery, suicidal thoughts, substance abuse, or alcoholism etc.
A conviction about perceived flaws that results in imagining something about the body that's not true, no matter how much evidence is provided that it is not so, including
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