. <span class="s1"><b>2. Paranoia about the appearance</b></span>

When you suffer from BDD, you may feel paranoid about your appearance. You believe that other people notice all your flaws. Then they mock you behind your back or think of you negatively. You would then obsess over one or more of your body parts. The obsession may shift from one body part to another over time.



Aside from having blood relatives with BDD, there are also other causes. You may have had negative experiences in your life. You may have suffered a traumatic experience or a lot of teasing when you were young. Also, you may possess specific personality traits such as perfectionism.


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