Liv's Story

I am a 24 year old with BDD. I was diagnosed last year with both BDD and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. I have always suffered with anxiety, depression, relationships and personality issues.

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Steve’s Story

I have had BDD for a decade, it intrudes on and inhibits all aspects of my life, its hold only gets stronger. ‘Happiness’ for me is staying in my house, alone.

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Beth’s Story

I am 25 years old, and have been experiencing BDD for about ten years. I had experienced OCD since I was a child. I spent most of my childhood and teenage years having battles in my own mind.

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Clint's Story

I was asked to be in the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ report on 60 minutes in 2001, when I was 23 and seeing the doctor involved. I declined due to being too embarrassed, so I applaud those that took part.

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Esther’s Story

I have suffered from OCD since i was very young, around 7 years old. I didn’t realize that my struggles weren’t “normal” however until i was about 21. I am currently 27 years old and about 7 years ago my struggle with BDD began.

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Paul’s Story

I developed it at 15 years of age with a compulsion to cover up my pale skin. At one stage I didn’t leave the house for nearly 2 years. I didn’t want to be seen by anyone.

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Mary’s Story

I’m 50 now, yes 50, how the heck did I get this old…  anyway, I’ve had the disorder since I was a teenager. Looking back over my life now, I actually think I can trace the start of it to a school excursion in Grade 6.

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Connect & Share Your Story

Have you dealt with or are you currently dealing with Body Dysmorphic Disorder? Is there something that you find helps you? Is there something you wish you could tell others about your experience?

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