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Hayden Panettiere On Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder
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Hayden Panettiere on Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Hayden Panettiere, an actress, singer, and model, talked about overcoming body dysmorphic disorder. Body Dysmorphic Syndrome, also known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD, means the person suffering from it has a very negative body image. The person with BDD obsesses about a certain part of the body. They obsess about their appearance.

BDD is a mental disorder, and it is closely related to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Many people with mental disorders suffer from low self esteem and low self confidence. Hayden was obsessed with her thighs, because she had cellulite on her thighs.

People with BDD feel self conscious about their physical appearance, and they would look for approval from other people about their appearance. Some people with BDD go through a lot of plastic surgery for their perceived defect or defects. They would be unhappy with the results of plastic surgery.

Medical professionals and mental health specialists may not always be aware their patients have BDD. Some patients with BDD avoid going to doctors. Even when going to doctors, they may not talk about how they feel about their bodies. The symptoms for BDD may be similar to other conditions. They might be diagnosed with an eating disorder or OCD. Therefore, doctors may run several tests. In order to know what they are dealing with, they may do a physical on the patient, send patients for lab work, and do a psychological evaluation.

BDD can be treated in several different ways. Patients may be treated via psychotherapy utilizing behavior modification techniques to change their thoughts and their actions. Antidepressants sometimes help with BDD. Patients might go through group or family therapy or both. Sometimes patients are treated with a combination of those treatments or all of those treatments. Family support is very important for patients with BDD.

Hayden, who had BDD, was also obsessed with staying thin, and she ate comfort food when she was upset about her weight. She struggles with eating healthy food. She also exercises a lot. She has learned to accept the face she is getting older, and she has decided she is more attractive when she carries herself well and stays happy.

People with BDD would feel ugly, and as a result, these people would suffer from low self esteem and not feel confident about themselves. Body image, self esteem, and self confidence are interrelated. When people like themselves and feel like they are doing the right things, they are likely to feel good about their physical appearance. They also decide they will succeed, and they feel confident about their accomplishments and goals.

Based on the information I have read, Hayden takes care of herself both physically and psychologically. Now she has a positive body image. The picture submitted with this article came from People magazine.


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  about 7 years ago

Thank you for your interest in this article. I don't usually write about issues related to dieting and nutrition.

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  about 7 years ago

Interesting. I was not aware of this disease.

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  about 7 years ago

I enjoyed the research, because I had never heard of it before. I am glad you enjoyed my article.

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  about 7 years ago

Thanks for the good info...Sarah no known about this kind of disorder because I know someone same character you'd mentioned.

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  about 7 years ago

If you know someone with that condition, you might want to let that person know his or her body is okay. No one has the "perfect" body.

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  about 7 years ago

Okay, I will and thanks!

  
  about 7 years ago

I had no idea this disorder existed. Thanks for a great article!

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  about 7 years ago

I did not know much about this condition until I researched it a little bit. I learned from doing this article.

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