Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a Real Mental Health Problem.

Having a cosmetic treatment can generate mental health situations in patients who decide to do so, causing them Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), resulting in their suffering constant concern about their appearance.

According to Dr. Toni Pikoos, a clinical psychologist who specializes in body image and related disorders, when people with BDD seek out treatments most often they do not experience any psychological benefit and, in many cases, it makes them feel worse.

“They’re seen as being these quick and easy low-risk treatments… (But) the research tell us that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and other mental health issues are much higher prevalence in people seeking non-surgical cosmetic procedures”.

Dr. Toni Pikoos.

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