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Understanding Body Dysmorphia

Body Dysmorphia is distorted perception of one’s body image resulting low self-esteem, avoidance of certain social situations, and interfering in other aspects of life.

Body dysmorphia is characterized by severe distortion of one’s body image that others may see as minor or not observed at all. This may result in low self-esteem and self-worth leading individuals to avoid social situations causing isolation and interference in everyday life. Body dysmorphia may cause some to develop disordered eating and/or exercise habits to achieve an unrealistic body. Many individuals with anorexia and bulimia have body dysmorphia; however, this is often viewed on a spectrum of severity. Some individuals with severe body dysmorphia may seek professional help such as plastic surgery to “fix” his or her undesired body feature. These individuals often go against medical advice and seek help elsewhere, which may cause long-lasting health consequences.

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Treatment for Body Dysmorphia

Body dysmorphia is a mental health disorder often coinciding with disordered eating behaviors.  Eating Disorder Solutions focuses on client-centered care addressing the underlying cause of body dysmorphia and related eating disorder behaviors. Effective treatment for long-term recovery includes dietary support, clinical supervision, and mental health counseling. Eating Disorder Solutions allows individuals to discover his or her self-worth outside of physical appearance by providing a judgment-free, supportive environment.

 

Experienced Physicians

Continual monitoring helps patients remain on track towards recovery.

 

Personalized Treatment

Eating Disorder Solutions believes that not all eating disorders are the same. We focus on treating the individual, not their diagnosis.

 

Mental Health Support

Our treatment programs integrate evidence-based therapy methods to address the underlying causes of body dysmorphia and related disordered eating habits.

 

Continued Care

Outpatient treatment options allow patients to stay focused on recovery and continue healing as a community.

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