chuchie ledesma from Zen Health Magazine visited me for an interview on body dysmorphic disorder (bdd). this is a psychiatric disorder characterized by a preoccupation on imagined bodily defects.
because people with bdd become very distressed about their looks, it is common for them to undergo multiple unnecessary surgeries. some of these people, you’ll find on the website www.awfulplasticsurgery.com. michael jackson, suspected bdd patient due to his numerous facial surgeries, were among those frequently featured in the website. here is a pic of jocelyn wildenstein who has had her eyes and nose done, her lips plumped up, her chin fixed, and her face lifted a good number of times.
so what causes bdd? probably a combination of genetic predisposition, peer pressure, low self-esteem, and media influence. if you want to know more about body dysmorphic disorder, you’ll need to get next month’s copy of Zen Health Mag.