The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
The Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation aims to raise awareness of BDD and reduce the suffering experienced by those with BDD. BDD is a disabling preoccupation with perceived defects or flaws in appearance. It can affect both men and women, and makes sufferers excessively self-conscious. They tend to check their appearance repeatedly and try to camouflage or alter the defects they see, often undergoing needless cosmetic treatments. Onlookers are frequently perplexed because they can see nothing out of the ordinary, but BDD causes devastating distress and interferes substantially with the ability to function socially.