What are severe body image disorder indicators?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Taras Raggio discusses indicators of severe body image disorders.

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    Taras Raggio: Poor body image can cause severe psychological distress. When a person perceives their self as having a poor body image, they perceive themselves -- even a slight flaw will cause some type of phobia. Poor body image, a person with poor body image can also develop a condition known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder or BDD and BDD affects over 2% of Americans. Most young women and young adults have BDD. If BDD is left untreated, it can cause depression, social phobia and suicide if left untreated.