The term Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) describes a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It can affect both men and women, and makes sufferers excessively self-conscious. They tend to check their appearance repeatedly and try to camouflage or alter the defects they see, often undergoing needless cosmetic treatments.
Some of our aims are:
- To advance education of the public and healthcare professionals, helping them to understand the nature of BDD and how it might best be treated.
- To help develop a sense of community for people affected by BDD. This includes individuals with BDD, their families, friends, partners and carers.
- To provide information on relevant treatment options.
The BDD Foundation cares greatly about the distress BDD causes but we are not a helpline or crisis service. If you are looking for further information or support, we provide some links on our website that may help.