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Childhood maltreatment and trauma is common in BDD

Hi all.

Here is some useful info, I think. There seems to be a significant link between BDD and childhood trauma. There is a recent scientific article on this, “Childhood maltreatment and trauma is common and severe in body dysmorphic disorder” . And there are similar studies.

I don't know if this forum is active anymore but people with BDD certainly need to address this topic. Not least because there has been some significant progress ...
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Obsession over hands is more than I can handle

Hi all, I am posting partly to get this off my chest, but also to seek reassurance.

I am 27 and have probably had BDD for a long time, but only diagnosed within the last three years.

The obsessive thoughts have mostly centred on facial features, but for the past few months it has moved to my hands, and it is becoming unbearable.

I am a tall man with objectively small hands. They are probably ...
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Sertraline has saved my life once again

Hi everyone,
Just wanted to come by to say that I'm so happy that I have my antidepressants who cures my obsessive thoughts related to my hair.

I would recommend everyone who is suffering from BDD just like me to try antidepressants out to cure the obsessive thinkning and depression related to this awful illness.

My medication, which is Sertraline 100 mg, sort of set my mind at "free" and now I can finally concentrate ...
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Major post haircut depression (3 months in)

So it all started a few days before my 33rd birthday (3 months ago)

I got a bad haircut from a new hairdresser due to lack of communication i guess. It was very layered at the top and longer at the bottom and I felt like I needed to clip in my hair every time i got outsid

A week after I was just being the reckless me, went into a random salon near my ...
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How different life could have been.

Growing up, I was a chronic mouth breather due to nasal polyps, which has caused me to have a recessed face. I was bullied and isolated a lot during my childhood, which has caused me pretty rough social anxiety and an obsession over my appearance. People tell me I look ok/pretty and guys do give me attention, but it all feels like pitty/hitting on me out of desperation as scientifically my face has very unattractive ...
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My BDD returned again worse than in a long time

Hi everyone, I've been writing here before about my BDD related to my hair. Two years ago my life was a living hell as I cut my own hair in the ugliest hairstyle ever, got extensions to try to cover it up bit it just got worse as the extensions got curly and could t blend in with my straight hair and i cut my hair just to make it fit with my own. Guess ...
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Has this forum has become a haven for narcissism?

The whole point of bdd is a disorder of distorted appearance, and how you feel internally. Really though it's become more about vanity, lack of esteem/narcissism and peoples life stories.

- Used to go out nightly, got a bit of redness so now I don't go out anymore.

- People posting about crap they get from others about their looks, and his they want to "physically harm them in some way", yep that's narcissism. Also ...
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Truth.

You really are beautiful when you smile. It begins in the eyes and radiates outward.
I wanted to share this short clip:
https://vimeo.com/144609368
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My BDD story and thoughts

Hi everyone,
I have been writing here before as you might know. I'm a 23 year old female who will turn 24 this summer. I got the diagnose Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in spring 2018 as I unexpectedly started to feel obsessed with my hair/haircut after cutting my own hair in my student apartment and didn't feel satisfied with the result. I got so obsessed with my hair and wanting it to look alright again ...
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Feeling suicidal when watching videos of myself

I'm an average looking girl. Not pretty or ugly, just ######6 average looking. I watch videos of myself sometimes just to "remember" what I really look like from other people's view and I never feel completely happy with the way I look on any of the videos or pictures I have on my computer. I have always wanted to be beautiful and I watch these videos of me with the hope of maybe be able ...
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