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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Me

by Scott M. Granet, LCSW This may sound like an odd way to put it, but up until the age of 19 I had a normal relationship with my hair. I didn’t try to avoid being in the wind and wouldn’t feel panicky if someone looked like they might touch it. I also didn’t care… Read more »

In the News: Guys and the Pressure to be Beach Body Perfect

Dr. Kathy Phillips — director of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program at Rhode Island Hospital, member of the IOCDF Scientific & Clinical Advisory Board, and author of many of the articles on this website — was recently interviewed by CBS News for a story about men’s body image concerns. “Body image concerns are common in boys… Read more »

Perception versus Reality: Sharing Lindsey’s Personal Story

“The first feeling I ever had about my appearance was panic.” A recent article published on Refinery29 by recovery blogger Lindsey Hall opens with the sentence above, introducing readers to an engaging personal story from Lindsey that explains struggles and challenges she’s faced related to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Read more of Lindsey’s story below,… Read more »

Introducing — A New Source of Hope for those Affected by BDD

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis embarked… Read more »

UPDATED: Join our BDD chat on Monday, May 13th, as part of our #OCDchat series on Twitter

UPDATE: This chat has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13th, at 8pm ET. See you there! In this month’s #OCDchat, we are excited to have Jamie Feusner, MD, medical director of the UCLA OCD Treatment Program, joining us to talk about Body Dysmorphic Disorder treatment and research, and to answer your questions about the disorder…. Read more »

A Million More Steps to Go: A Sister’s Journey to Increase Awareness

Today’s post is from guest blogger, Carrie Asselin, the sister of Nathaniel Asselin who tragically took his own life at age 24 after battling severe OCD and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder). In this post, Carrie writes about the experience of growing up with an older brother who was her hero and best friend, but who… Read more »

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