Dr Polyvios talks with Minnie Iris about her personal experience of Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Minnie is a remarkable lady who not only knows the effects BDD can have first-hand but facilitates BDD support groups to help other sufferers. We get to hear, in her own words, her story with BDD starting from experiencing racism in her childhood, to cosmetic surgery in her late teens and suicidal thoughts through to finally getting diagnosed at the age of 44 and then her recovery journey.
She discusses how her CBT therapy worked and what some of her exposure challenges looked and felt like. Very significantly she talks about the ups and downs of recovery and that relapses are a normal part of this.