The BDD Foundation are committed to helping the 1 in 50 adults who have Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Globally, up to 155 million people may be living with the condition.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a severe mental health condition. Sufferers become intensely preoccupied with perceived defects in their appearance. There are profoundly debilitating ramifications for their mental health and wellbeing – their social, family, and professional lives.
We have been working with the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation since 2021 to help their mission in creating a community for people who are living with BDD, and to build greater understanding, empathy and awareness of BDD in wider society. Their audiences include:
- Young people (14-25) /Adolescents, and their parents – it is at this life stage that BDD commonly emerges.
- Professionals – people with BDD face huge adversities in professional life.
- Medical health professionals – BDD is one of the least understood mental health conditions in the profession.
The debilitating condition continues to rise – taking some responsibility for this increase are the maintenance of unrealistic beauty standards in the fashion, beauty, advertising and entertainment industries.