We understand that during this time many of us will be feeling increased anxiety, stress and uncertainty. The BDD Foundation trustees have put together a page of guidance, support and resource links to help you navigate your BDD recovery whilst the country is on lockdown. Please click here to access the information and to find out how to sign up to our online support groups.
Because I am Ugly: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and me
An animation by Salvador Maldonado and Caterina Monzani in collaboration with the BDD Foundation
Because I’m Ugly: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Me explores the challenges of living with BDD, a disorder where a person becomes very preoccupied with one or more features in their physical appearance (e.g. nose, skin, hair, etc) and engages in time-consuming repetitive behaviours to fix or hide their perceived flaw/s (e.g. excessive mirror checking, grooming rituals, seeking reassurance etc). The animation is built around the real life testimony of Elias, a 17 years old boy with BDD, whose story shows us how the condition manifests. The animation follows his story from initial signs to full blown obsession and through his treatment and recovery process.
What is the BDD Foundation?
Our charity is dedicated to the relief of suffering from BDD. It aims to advance education and understanding of BDD. It supports research into BDD and its treatments. Whilst we are based in the UK, our reach is international and we are proud to be the only charity for BDD in the world.