BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER CHAT ROOM - Kansas PEER SUPPORT
Though hard to recognize, body dysmorphia can leave you with an unending sense of shame and guilt. It's easy to get caught up in the cycle of how you've felt for so long, you no longer transition mentally when things change. When your sense of self differs from reality, it is important see yourself through others' perspectives. This can be very hard, but through peer support you will see similiarities between what others are going through, and how you feel. This is a normal reaction to sudden body changes, often preceded by other diseases. You are not alone in feeling disgust or inadequacy. These feelings are valid, but coping strategies and support is vital toward getting better.
Health & Help Chat is offering this portion of the web site faithfully to body dysmorphic disorder peer support. In order to receive the caring support you deserve, Health & Help Chat is presenting you with a Body Dysmorphic Disorder Chat Room, body dysmorphic disorder forums, and a body dysmorphic disorder social network.
If the mere thought of looking into a mirror sends you into a panic, since you are terrified as to what you may see, or if you are seeing an overweight body even though your friends and family tell you how thin you are, you may be suffering from an illness called body dysmorphic disorder. Although Health & Help Chat always recommends that its members receive proper medical attention, we also believe that a powerful support network of peers in the same position increases the chances of a full recovery. This Body Dysmorphic Disorder Chat Room, body dysmorphic disorder forums and the body dysmorphic disorder social network were designed specifically for you. Health & Help Chat encourages you to enter this body dysmorphic disorder peer support community to begin to meet, greet, share and support today.
First and foremost to remember is that you are not alone. "It's estimated that Body Dysmorphic Disorder affects 1 in 50 people, mostly teenagers and 20-somethings..."1. Studies have also shown that being a perfectionist and having low-self-esteem are major factors in developing this difficult disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder is very mis-diagnosed, because, not only do doctors know very little about the symptoms, but those suffering have such a low feeling of self-worth that they tend to play down their symptoms. Unfortunately, if not treated, Body Dysmorphic Disorder can lead to other mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and even excessive hair pulling. Due to so many people being improperly diagnosed due to self-esteem issues, and the possible mental health repercussions, Health & Help Chat created this portion of the web site to help those suffering find a safe and welcoming place where body dysmorphic disorder can be discussed openly but anonymously with a group of peers who can truly understand what one another is going through.
We encourage you to join this body dysmorphic disorder online support network, which includes a Body Dysmorphic Disorder Chat Room, body dysmorphic disorder forums, and a body dysmorphic disorder social network, so that along with any professional help you may be receiving, the support of your peers can further aid to your recovery. Or perhaps you are on the road to recovery and wish to help others - this is the right place for you. Welcome.