What is Facial Dysmorphia?


Facial Dysmorphia is a subset of the mental health disorder known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Body dysmorphic disorder can cause you to become anxious about your body or a perceived physical defect. Most times, you may just be imagining the defect or even making more of a minor defect. With facial dysmorphia, the individual is focused on the face. A family history of body dysmorphic disorder, traumatic events or emotional conflict during childhood, a perfectionist personality, low self-esteem, and societal pressures to look a certain way are some factors that can contribute to its development. Though facial dysmorphia is most likely to occur in your early adolescence, it can happen at any age.