Ugly nose and face or Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Ugly nose and face or Body Dysmorphic Disorder

David Miller, counselor, should submit this to a magazine like Vogue or Cosmopolitan, Teen, Women’s Day, and reach as many people as possible with this timely, relevant but overlooked issue. Millions are lonely or jobless due to disordered *thinking* – not to any actual problem with their looks. Underlying anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or just too much introspection (navel gazing) can have a person agonizing for hours every day at the mirror, discerning flaws nobody else sees or cares about. Some undergo cosmetic surgery, then sue the doctor for “botched” results or come back for repeat surgeries. Getting these people into a counselor is as hard as getting an alcoholic to admit “I need help” and enrolling in the 12-Step program. But they DO NEED HELP. And as a society, we only make things worse for them. How did we come to value physical appearances so much more than personal qualities? We tend to reward the pushy, aggressive, conceited or show-offs instead of quiet, kind, gentle, sensitive, humble, cooperative, thoughtful people. Even I would probably choose Atilla the Hun over Stephen Hawking. David Miller, thank you for this well researched and well written article. I hope you get it nationally published or syndicated.

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About carolkean

novelist, reviewer, editor, book critic for Liberty Island and Perihelion Science Fiction; native prairie/guerilla gardener; champion of liberty, indie authors & underdogs; one of the top two reviewers in Editors &Preditors Poll 2015; Amazon Vine, NetGalley Top Reviewer
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