BDD in the Media, new 'Beating BDD' episodes and a chance to have your say on our new website!
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BDD in the Media, new 'Beating BDD' episodes and a chance to have your say on our new website!

'Isolation, Zoom calls amid coronavirus worsen body dysmorphic disorder symptoms for some'

Gwen Aviles has written a fantastic article for NBC News about the effect of the pandemic on the BDD Community.

'Despite the fact that both Joseph and Amal had isolated themselves on occasion before the pandemic, they found that the more time they spent inside during lockdowns, the more they felt trapped by their thoughts.

“I had less people to talk to and there was nothing else for me to concentrate on,” Amal said. “I was on social media a lot more, mostly Instagram, comparing myself to other girls and taking screenshots'

“In a way, me joining an English group to get support through the BDD Foundation when I live in the U.S. emphasizes the isolation caused by BDD and how difficult it can be to get access to resources,” - Joe

To read the full article click on the link below:

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In Episode 13 Tim Brandford-White shares his story :
Tim spent many years feeling full of shame and hopelessness because of his BDD. But after just 20 sessions of specialist CBT, he says he’s recovered.

In this episode, he shares what he’s learnt about getting and staying well.  “The therapy gave me a sensible viewpoint of my own body and other people’s. Now, I don’t really care about how I look.
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In Episode 14&15 Scarlett and Frances talk about their experience of parenting daughters with BDD:
The mike was handed over to two mums who’ve lived through their daughters’ severe BDD and come out the other side. In part one, Scarlett and Frances talk about how their daughters are doing now and how they coped with the worst times.

“We want to pass on the message that it can get better – it’s about getting through day by day.”

In part two they discuss how schools can help or hinder, how to support someone through treatment and the importance of setting small goals.

“Be kind to yourself and look back on how far you’ve come to recognise that you’ve done really well as a parent.”
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New Research Project looking for Participants

The BDD Foundation are planning a re-design and re-structure of the BDD Foundation website.

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