Hannah Lewis talks to Huffington Post about her experiences of BDD and her recovery.
“I was hysterical and so inconsolable because I saw this photo,” she recalls. “Everyone was like: ‘what’s your problem?’ I was convinced that I was so hideous and deformed and abnormal looking.”
Hannah, along with other individuals with BDD talk about the '7 things people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder want you to know'.
The first and most crucial one is:
Body dysmorphia is not just vanity.
Katy McPhedran, 30, a social media manager living in London, says this is a major misconception that surrounds body dysmorphic disorder.
“BDD is an illness, and not about vanity, which I think many people believe,” she stresses.