Body dysmorphic disorder.. What is it?

DISCLAIMER: We would like to mention that this video is created for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute a professional diagnosis. If you suspect you may have body dysmorphic disorder or any mental health condition, we highly advise you to seek help from a qualified mental health professional. We would also like to warn that the following content deals with sensitive topics surrounding ED and may be triggering to some audiences. If you feel uncomfortable about this subject, you may want to stop and watch another video instead.

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