Like most psychiatric disorders, it’s characterized by all the voices in my head fighting each other - all the damn time! So tiring. Though everyone has different symptoms, mine are: obsession about a flaw with my appearance — a flaw either that is minor or imagined, frequently examining myself in the mirror, and frequent cosmetic procedures with little satisfaction. Okay, kidding about the cosmetic procedures...as of now.
Yes, I, along with 90% of gays, have BDD - body dysmorphic disorder. Oh, the shame! While BDD, sometimes called “imagined ugliness,” is mockable, it could have serious ramifications, including: suicidal thoughts/behavior, depression, anxiety disorders.
There are many causes, but one is your environment, aka your evil, eating-disorder friends. Thanks guys, especially - let’s just call them - Patty Myra and Ailly Brmas! And guys, definitely check out NYTimes.com’s Body Mass Index calculator. Feel fat, bitches!