Episode 11: Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) affects more than 10 million people in the United States alone and can be linked to other psychiatric disorders such as anxiety disorders, OCD, anorexia and bulimia to name a few. The perceived flaws are often obsessed over even if no one else notices them and can lead to societal withdrawal, multiple cosmetic surgeries, or attempts to disguise it.
Dan and Paul go over the definition and symptoms of BDD and the different ways it affects people. We also share issues we’ve had with body image at different points in our lives and how we can relate to people with BDD and how they feel. We discuss social media’s impact on people’s mental health and BDD specifically. We also talk about people who appear to be appropriating mental illnesses to gain likes, retweets, and sympathy. We’re definitely not professionals and can’t diagnose anyone but some of the things we see on social media don’t add up.
(2:40) Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
(8:33) Can we relate to BDD?
(14:28) Our experiences with body image.
(21:02) In combination with mental illness.
(32:05) Sidebar: Health and Nutrition.
(46:01) Our childhood body image issues.
(54:08) Bigorexia.
(64:05) Closing thoughts.
(67:28) In Closing.
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