How to Take Care of Dysmorphic Disorder?
If you are someone who is gravely affected by even the most insignificant flaw in your appearance, then you are probably suffering from the dysmorphic disorder. The people suffering from this mental disorder are excessively and irrationally concerned about their appearances. Even when there is no flaw in the body they start imagining it and cause themselves mental troubles. Here is how you can deal with this mental issue.
Remember that most of the bodily flaws you see are in reality the constructs of your mind – the figments of your imagination. Therefore, the first step towards dealing with this disorder would be to convince yourself that these problems are truly imaginary and do not exist in reality. Since it is a psychological condition, therefore it can definitely be treated by conditioning your mind differently. Remind yourself every day that the problems are not real and reassert your thoughts with affirmations. Make it a point to echo the affirmations in your mind many times during the day. Stick them at the places where you can see them all the time.
Most of the people with this disorder have low self-esteem. On the other hand, when you have this disorder, it further affects your self-esteem. Therefore, do the things that can restore the self-esteem. With higher self-regard, you will be able to deal with this disorder in a much better way.
If you think that the problem is becoming chronic and you are not able to deal it all by yourself, you should consult a psychiatrist. You will need to get to the very root from where the problem is originating and the psychiatrist will help you do that.