Posts Categorized: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Thirty-One Days: A Tale of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are submitted and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. As of this Saturday, 31 days will have passed since I’ve seen my own reflection. When… Read more »

Stepping into life, again: by Maya

This story is part of our blog series called “Stories from the OCD Community.”  Stories from the community are collected and edited by Toni Palombi. If you are interested in sharing your story you can view submission details at www.iocdf.org/ocd-stories. Maya, who requested that her real name be withheld, told her story to Toni Palombi. There… Read more »

Introducing HelpforBDD.org — A New Source of Hope for those Affected by BDD

In 2012, Denis Asselin walked over 500 miles — or roughly one million steps — from his home in Cheyney, PA, to Boston, MA, in memory of his son Nathaniel. Nathaniel took his own life at just 24, after a long struggle with severe body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and OCD. After Nathaniel’s death, Denis embarked… Read more »

Out of the Shadows: Guest Post by Denis Asselin

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to celebrate the beginning of summer with friends and family, but also a time to remember those who we may have lost. In today’s blog, we are honored to share a guest post from Denis Asselin as he remembers his son Nathaniel and the journey Nathaniel’s loss inspired. “Are… Read more »

UPDATED: Join our BDD chat on Monday, May 13th, as part of our #OCDchat series on Twitter

UPDATE: This chat has been rescheduled for Monday, May 13th, at 8pm ET. See you there! In this month’s #OCDchat, we are excited to have Jamie Feusner, MD, medical director of the UCLA OCD Treatment Program, joining us to talk about Body Dysmorphic Disorder treatment and research, and to answer your questions about the disorder…. Read more »

A Million More Steps to Go: A Sister’s Journey to Increase Awareness

Today’s post is from guest blogger, Carrie Asselin, the sister of Nathaniel Asselin who tragically took his own life at age 24 after battling severe OCD and BDD (body dysmorphic disorder). In this post, Carrie writes about the experience of growing up with an older brother who was her hero and best friend, but who… Read more »