Teen Mental Health: Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
“Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” Like the dialogue between the evil queen and her enchanted mirror, some of us get a response we don’t want to hear when we look at our reflections. “My nose is too big. My ears stick out. My skin looks bumpy,” your inner voice may say. Most everyone has experienced this. But some teenagers obsess about their appearance so much that it interferes with their ability to see themselves accurately. It creates havoc in daily life for their families. If not treated properly, teenagers with Body Dysmorphic Disorder may also suffer from severe anxiety, extreme depression, or develop an eating disorder.