At The Bridge we understand that BDD can cause disordered eating behaviours. We believe that a holistic approach involves helping an individual tackle the root of their BDD, whilst working on the disordered eating behaviours.
People with BDD worry about their appearance obsessively and will consistently pick flaws with themselves. People with BDD have poor body image and self esteem and will often compare themselves to others and even seek extensive cosmetic surgery. Often sufferers will not seek help due to fear of people seeing them as attention seeking, vein or self-obsessed, which is not the case. It is common in people who have other psychological disorders such as anxiety, depression and OCD. Although this disorder does not directly affect eating, it can cause obsession over body image, weight, excessive dieting, and exercise. BDD is common in people with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa , bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
We understand that BDD can take over an individual’s life, leaving someone feeling like they are trapped within a body they are not happy in. Here at The Bridget, we offer holistic treatment for BDD including a full mental health nurse assessment, regular reviews to aid recovery and support and psychological treatments.
To find out more about how we can help please contact us.
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