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What Is Body Dysmorphia?

Body Dysmorphia is the condition that people with eating disorders get when they can no longer see their body for the way it is. I've mostly recovered from my years of disordered eating, but I still don't know what "normal" or "thin" looks like, especially on myself. I can't see how I'm shaped. So I have two questions.

1. Does anyone else here struggle with this?

2. What is a normal weight for a 30-year-old woman who's 5'8" with a medium build.

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Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can't stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance — a flaw either that is minor or that you imagine. But to you, your appearance seems so shameful and distressing that you don't want to be seen by anyone. Body dysmorphic disorder has sometimes been called "imagined ugliness." When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, often for many hours a day. You may seek out numerous cosmetic procedures to try to "fix" your perceived flaws but never are satisfied. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known as dysmorphophobia, or the fear of having a deformity.


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