Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and its Effects on Gay Males

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) affects people of all ages, genders, and sexualities.  BDD is not uncommon, and is equally prevalent among both males and females.  BDD occurs when one compares themselves to the Hollywood body image standard, and believe they are defective because they look differently than the models featured on billboards, in magazines, and on…

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an obsessive preoccupation of a perceived or imagined defect or flaw in personal appearance that others generally do not see.1 The individual may focus on any part of the body and the preoccupation may involve multiple body parts at the same time. BDD is not confined to specific body parts; however,…