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The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation

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.

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Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
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