It is estimated that almost 2% of the world’s population suffers from the disorder, which affects women more. Excessive use of filters on social networks contributes to young people and women developing insecurities with their bodies
Firstly, defining the concept of beauty is not an easy task. First of all, the word beauty comes from the Latin “bellus”, that is what means beautiful and charming. According to the Houaiss dictionary, beauty translates as something or a pleasant form, capable of awakening a sense of pleasure and admiration.
However, the years have passed, and along with it the concept and standards of beauty have been changing, according to the reality and culture of each country. Likewise, with the advent of technology, and the use of social networks by younger people, at the same time, the number of cases of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) began to explode.
What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder??
According to the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBPC), BDD is defined as an exaggerated concern with appearance. Even more so because people with this disorder pay attention to criticism of their bodies, generating a feeling of insecurity and dissatisfaction with their own bodies.
What are the causes of DCD?
According to a survey carried out by the IBGE in the National School Health Survey (PENSE), carried out by the IBGE, it revealed that in 2019, more than 23% of girls between 13 and 17 years old were dissatisfied with their body image. In this sense, the image disorder has a genetic origin, but this condition can be aggravated due to environmental factors, especially in the face of the excessive use of filters in social networks.
What are the main symptoms?
Like other anxiety disorders, the main symptoms of BDD are people with anxiety, perfectionists, insecurity with self-esteem, introspection and finally a deep sadness, in addition to an obsession with wanting to have aesthetic procedures to solve their problems with the body.
How does diagnosis and treatment work?
On the other hand, the image disorder diagnosis is made with the help of a professional psychiatrist or a psychotherapist who will be responsible for discovering the causes of the problem, and at the same time if it is associated with other conditions, in order to make the best decisions to treat the problem. case of the patient such as anxiety and even depression.
It can be done in the Public Health System (SUS), through the Psychosocial Support Centers (CAPS), check the link at the end of the text on the Ministry of Health page, and find out how to find the unit closest to your city.
Therefore, it is essential that, in addition to seeking medical help, it is essential that the patient also accepts receiving help, in order to end this constant dissatisfaction. At the same time, learn to deal with criticism. Mainly because a culture doesn’t change overnight, however, I learn to work on your emotions you will know how to filter those pressures and thus avoid developing the disease.