Can body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) be prevented?
You may not be able to prevent body dysmorphic disorder. But family members and loved ones can help a person stay healthy by lowering their risk of developing body dysmorphic disorder or preventing it from getting worse:
- Start treatment as soon as a person has symptoms.
- Discuss healthy and realistic attitudes about body image.
- Provide a supportive environment to help the person cope with the disorder.