The majority of us are self-conscious about our appearance. It’s very normal to notice our “imperfections,” whether they be a muffin top or a crooked nose. Body dysmorphic individuals are so obsessed with their imperfections that they are unable to recognize themselves as a whole. It’s the only thing they see when they look in the mirror, and it’s what they believe other people see as well.
Anxiety and despair can result from this illness, which can be very severe. In the twenty-first century, stigmas surrounding mental illness are being reduced, but problems with looks and body image are more widespread than ever. To learn more about body dysmorphic disorder and to hear from others who suffer from it, browse the images in this gallery.