Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) - Repulsion for one's looks or certain physical attributes.   

There are little things the average person would change about their looks:  a little less cellulite, a wrinkle removal or so.
But BDD goes beyond that.   The sufferer’s perception is out of balance in that they see a flaw as a 10 while the world either doesn’t notice it or would rate it as a 2 or 3.   But the person is preoccupied by the thought of the perceived flaw.  
Often it affects their social life and can even spur them to try to camouflage or even surgically change their perceived defect.
Although, thought to be a female disorder (for example someone who suffers from anorexia, I myself had a friend who was about 5 ft. 3 in. and dieted & exercised her weight down to 54 pounds, and still saw herself as fat.), men also suffer, typically over weight, height, muscle mass, hair loss and penis size.
Women seem to be even more critical of every part of their body, possibly because of the barrage of advertisements outlining what the perfect frame, hair, skin and look should be.
If you avoid social situations,  exercise excessively, constantly compare yourself to others, need reassurance, wear clothing to camouflage perceived body flaws, won’t be seen in public without make-up or contemplate plastic surgery, it might indicate that you are a candidate for working on your myelin sheathing.
The myelin’s health gives the potential for the release of a neurotransmitter called Serotonin, which is called the “feel-good” chemical.  I believe this is the only true way to get over BDD.  Typically no amount of surgery, exercise or coverings will change the BDD sufferers perception of how they see themselves.

If you would like to see if you are a candidate for the protocol I use, please click on the link below.
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