UNDERSTANDING BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER (BDD)?
With the rise of convergence, social media has become a critical part of our everyday lives.
Around 1/100 people in the UK suffer from BDD.
Numerous sources say that these platforms are to blame for instilling insecurities in young people.
Constant exposure to altered images can lead to an unhealthy pressure to achieve unrealistic body types, which can result in body dysmorphic behaviours.
Social media has become increasingly dangerous, especially for teens, who are most susceptible to suffering from insecurity and depression.
For more information on BBD please visit the mental health charity ‘Mind’ website for more information:
If you need further help then please visit the following support groups:
– Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
– OCD Action