Know there was a thread on this other day, just googled it n checked it out. Think i actually have had it since the age of 15. Not a great fan of counselling, more of a self help kinda person. Has anyone had any past experience with this, and if so, did you get it sorted/how? Not looking for sympathy or attention, just genuinely scared.
I'm not trying to discount your belief that you may have a mental disorder, just remember that these kind of things are rare and are quite extreme. The description of BDD says "People with severe BDD may drop out of school, quit their jobs or avoid leaving their homes. In the most severe cases, people with BDD may consider or attempt suicide." That is how extreme BDD is.
If you've ever taken psychology or any class where you have read about many diseases/syndromes/disorders you know how freightenening it can be. You find all sorts of reasons and small characteristics that fall into these categories and can have a hard time convincing yourself you don't actually have the disorder. For example, we all have something we all obsess about, but that doesn't mean we all have OCD.
If you are seriously concerned, talk to a doctor/psychiatrist. They know far more than most (probably all) people on this board know on the subject and they can give you some real advice.
Some of us are actually counselors for this sort of thing. And no, it's not all that rare, despite what you may have read on the internet.
What makes you think you have BDD?
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Otherwise, dropped out of college 3 years back even though I had the course all but finished, had a job for 3 months but left - to this day i don't know why. Was unemployed for the most part of a year after that. I have never applied myself to anything bar computer games and art, which have now been dropped in favour of weightlifting. Until recently i had deep qualms about socialising, and still feel more comfortable on my own than with other people. Quite a turbulent life, heh :/