Why does this woman think she is ugly? - BBC News

Why does this woman think she is ugly? - BBC News

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Twenty-year-old Alanah suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder, a condition that convinces her she is ugly when nothing could be further from the truth.
12 Nov 2016 - General
I really believe that Alanah’s beauty can easily qualify her to be Miss Universe. Most of us have something we don't like about our appearance, a crooked nose, an uneven smile, or eyes that are too large or too small. And though we may fret about our imperfections, they don’t interfere with our daily lives mainly due to that feeling of security inside us even if minimal and realising the fact that no human is perfect in every life aspect and appearance is not everything. However, people who ...
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This is one of those psychiatric disorders that I only see in books. Its the first time that I have read news about body dysmorphic disorder. Its hard to imagine that she thinks she's ugly when I think she can pass out for a cover model of a magazine. This disease is so disabling that it affected her way of living. This is a very rare condition in the Philippines, and I haven't encountered such. It seems that there is a geographical predilection for body dysmorphic disorder. For other co...
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