Body dysmorphic disorder is a mental disorder in which you can’t stop thinking about perceived flaws in your appearance—flaws that, to others, are either minor or not noticeable. You may feel so ashamed and anxious that you may avoid many social situations. You may intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, repeatedly check the mirror, or seek constant reassurance, sometimes for many hours each day. Your perceived flaws and the repetitive behaviors cause you significant distress and impact your ability to function in your daily life.
In addition to the mental strain and stress it creates, body dysmorphia can often lead to unhealthy eating disorders. At Tapestry, we use a clinically integrated approach to body dysmorphia and eating disorder treatment. As a client, you will benefit from an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan.