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Body dysmorphic disorder can feel like a 'bully in your brain' For a person with BDD, a simple mirror in a bathroom or in their home can become a dangerous weapon, something they stand in front of to pick apart their appearance. "When you're dealing with body dysmorphic disorder, you have a bully in your brain," said Stern.What is it like to have body dysmorphia?
BDD is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance. People with BDD can dislike any part of their body, although they often find fault with their hair, skin, nose, chest, or stomach.