Posts tagged "body dysmorphic disorder"

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Claims The Life Of 24-Year-Old Man

Body dysmrophic disorder (BDD) is typically thought of as a problem affecting women, but men also suffer from the disease. Nathaniel Asselin, of Cheyney, Pennsylvania, was one of those sufferers. "A shaving nick or a small blemish, or even just a bump under the skin would keep him in front of the mirror for hours,…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2012

An Open Letter To Thinspiration Blogs

Dear Thinspiration Blogs, At first I didn't really understand you. I mean, I'd heard of the "pro-ana" blogs that lurked in dark corners of the internet, encouraging starvation and promoting anorexia. But thinspiration blogs are more mainstream. You show up on the Pinterest homepage in the form of "diet plans" that allow nothing but lemo…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 18, 2012

I Have Body Dysmorphic Disorder

When I was a kid, I wasn’t allowed to have a full-length mirror in my room. My Jewish mother loathed hearing me complain about how fat I was and refused to invest in one. I never made the purchase for myself until I was a freshman in college—and even then my mom questioned whether or…

By: Jayme Cyk / April 21, 2010

Anorexic And Bulimic Woman Says Beauty Pageant Changed Her Life For The Better

You know those articles where a woman writes that something that's generally considered to be shady is really friggin' fantastic? Yeah, us Frisky ladies tend to be skeptical. Maybe being a mail-order bride really did turn out well for that woman featured in Marie Claire last month! But don't kid yourself that you're not a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 6, 2009