“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.”
– C.S. Lewis
Please find below a video we share with you in honour of world Eating Disorders Day June 2020. Please read the article below with open mind. We share this for information purpose only and Thank you to Samantha for taking this brave step by sharing her heartfelt story with us.
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others.
People of any age can have BDD, but it’s most common in teenagers and young adults. It affects both men and women.
Having BDD does not mean you are vain or self-obsessed. It can be very upsetting and have a big impact on your life.
Symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
You might have BDD if you:
- worry a lot about a specific area of your body (particularly your face)
- spend a lot of time comparing your looks with other people’s
- look at yourself in mirrors a lot or avoid mirrors altogether
- go to a lot of effort to conceal flaws – for example, by spending a long time combing your hair, applying make-up or choosing clothes
- pick at your skin to make it “smooth”
BDD can seriously affect your daily life, including your work, social life and relationships.
Getting help for BDD
You should visit a GP if you think you might have BDD.
They’ll probably ask a number of questions about your symptoms and how they affect your life.
They may also ask if you have had any thoughts about harming yourself.
A GP may refer you to a mental health specialist for further assessment and treatment, or you may be treated through your GP.
About Samantha J Boyle
As an Australian Muslim Revert who started practicing Islam in July of 2014, Samantha struggled to learn about Islam and find the balance between her spirituality and personal development. After putting on Hijab in October 2017, this Youtube channel acted as an outlet for self expression and community. Having learnt these skills for herself, this channel aims to assist and educate those wanting to be entertained and educated simultaneously. She aims to document herself as a guidance for others. Subscribe to partake in Samantha’s journey.