Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder related to body image.
People with BDD are preoccupied or obsessed with a perceived defect in their appearance, whether that is an actual imperfection or an imagined one.
If you have BDD, you experience concerns about your appearance that cause you significant anxiety and have a disruptive effect on your life. You may also develop routines and habits, such as excessive use of mirrors or picking your skin, to deal with the worries you have about the way you look. These habits usually have a significant impact on your ability to carry on with your day-to-day life.