Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a common and often debilitating disorder. Unfortunately, there are also many misconceptions about BDD, and it goes under-recognized.
However, the great news is that there are effective treatments for BDD. Recovery is very much possible, and there’s lots of hope.
Speaking of hope, today is the third part of Maggie’s interview on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Maggie is the founder of a wonderful organization called Sprout Yoga, which teaches yoga to individuals healing from eating disorders and trauma. She is an incredible inspiration. And I’m so grateful to her for sharing her story.
Today, we’re continuing with our three-part interview with Maggie, who struggled with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Maggie is the creator of Sprout Yoga, a fantastic organization that teaches yoga to individuals healing from eating disorders and trauma.
Below, Maggie talks specifically about her recovery, yoga’s role in that recovery and what she’s learned in general.
I’m incredibly honored to feature a three-part interview with Maggie, an amazing woman who shares her story of recovery from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).
Maggie started a wonderful organization called Sprout Yoga that offers free yoga to individuals recovering from eating disorders and trauma. She’s truly an inspiration and a great example of how recovery is possible, when you find the right treatment and put in the hard work.
Below, Dr. Shepphird talks about helpful resources, creating affirmations, the common overlap of BDD with eating disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder, how to boost BDD recovery and more.
Instead of kicking off this week with a body image tip, I wanted to dedicate the entire week to body dysmorphic disorder, also known as BDD. Under-recognized yet quite common, BDD is a debilitating disorder where individuals obsess about their appearance.
BDD is typically misunderstood, and individuals who have the disorder don’t always know it. Instead, people with BDD can spend years seeking treatment at dermatologist or plastic surgeons’ offices, thinking that correcting their physical “flaw” will put an end to their suffering.
Today, I’m so pleased to present an interview with BDD expert Sari Shepphird, Ph.D, who clears up the confusion. I’ve interviewed Dr. Shepphird before about her other specialty, eating disorders (part one and part two). She’s also author of the must-read book 100 Questions and Answers About Anorexia Nervosa.