I Overcame BDD!I really feel for anyone who has BDD, it is just the most terrifying and debilitating disorder anyone can suffer with in life.
For over half of my life I suffered with BDD, it is a hugely debilitating disorder that makes living life so difficult and terrifying. It ruined my career opportunities, dating was impossible and I just stopped living life because of it.
My problems developed after being called ugly and ridicule, put downs, etc. for my looks in my teenage years and early 20s. I became so self conscious and distressed by my looks and hated being seen because I just was so hurt and distressed by being ugly and being seen and judged as ugly.
I tried everything to overcome BDD, I saw therapists, I did CBT, hypnotherapy and read all the books but nothing helped. In the end I decided to try and overcome BDD myself by trying to understand my problems and the solution myself. It took ten years but I finally did it. My life is free again like when I was a child, I can be myself after all these years and live my life being myself rather than always being self conscious and pre-occupied by my looks and what people will think of my looks.
I wrote a book on how to overcome BDD - it is called: body dysmorphic disorder - a guide to understanding and overcoming being excessively self conscious of one's looks by a former sufferer. I would love for anyone who has BDD to read it and review it, I believe the reason why so few people seem to overcome BDD is because it is wrongly defined and the so called expert's ways to overcome it are wrong.
You can all overcome BDD, I am living proof of that it can be done if you target it the right way, so never lose hope!
rob3999 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 Jul 28, 2013