How Do You Cope With Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

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How Do You Cope With Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

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• Seek out a good therapist that’s familiar with BDD, or at least treats disorders that are similar (OCD, eating disorders, etc). You will find many therapists that aren’t familiar with BDD, but don’t give up. Research online and call people that can direct you to the right therapist. If money and no health insurance is an issue that’s preventing you from seeking a therapist, there are not-for-profit counseling centers that can work with your income. Therapy is known for being expensive, BUT there are counselors that see lower-income clients for free. • Try medication. Body Dysmorphic Disorder is thought to be a result of a lack of serotonin. SSRI’s, like Zoloft, Prozac and Luvox, help treat this. You may hear people saying that medication should be avoided completely (and these might be people who don’t have much knowledge), but there are many people who are doing great on medication, and feel that their lives have improved while on it. Some medications may cause side effects, dependi

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