Project Description

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is an international nonprofit membership organization and a leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders. You can find an overview of types of eating disorders at this link.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a condition in which a person is extremely anxious about an imagined physical defect or a minor defect that others often cannot see. People with this disorder see themselves as “ugly” and often avoid being seen by others, or they have plastic surgery to try to improve their appearance. BDD is a chronic (long-term) disorder that affects men and women equally. It usually begins during the teen years or early adulthood. (from Clevelandclinic.org)

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America offers an online body dysmorphic disorder support group. It is a peer-led online support group that provides people the opportunity to talk to other people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, share experiences, and concerns about the illness and provide mutual support. You can use audio or video, depending on your preference.