Welcome to BDD&ME
BDD & ME is an online peer support community for people living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, their families, carers and anyone who wishes to learn more about BDD from those with lived experience.
“I created BDD & ME in order to provide a healthy place for others living with BDD to share their experiences and engage with an empathic peer support community” - Shioma-lei
My name is Shioma-lei, and I am a Doctoral Researcher living with and researching Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
I have been working on my PhD in Psychology since 2017 and over the years, I have been fortunate enough to speak to many others with BDD across the globe as part of my research.
BDD & ME was inspired by those people who shared their stories and paved the way for open conversations about BDD.
I created BDD & ME in order to provide a healthy place for others living with BDD to share their experiences and engage with an empathic peer support community.
Crystallising Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Talking about Body Dysmorphic Disorder can be difficult.
Through facilitating conversations about BDD on its forum, BDD & ME hopes to help people voice their experiences and help others become clearer about what the disorder is.
It is hoped that encouraging conversations about a disorder that may be unfamiliar and ambiguous to many will reduce the stigma surrounding it and encourage more people to seek support.