Replaced anxiety with art therapy & now have some serious #BDDrecovery
back on track. Been putting it aside for too long & not about to let myself slip up with obsessions & compulsions. More mirror exercises, more exposures, and more steps towards being friends with my brain instead of enemies.
At this time last year, my BDD testing showed that its severity was a 42 out of 49, with the severe range starting at 23. I was only 7 points away from the worst quantifiable case of BDD. After the comprehensive testing, my parents were brought in & warned about the high rate of suicide not only for someone with BDD, but with an eating disorder, OCD, and depression too. It was a scary time for both me and my parents, especially after already having spent time in an inpatient psych unit for that reason earlier in the year. Don’t really know how I made it to where I am now, but I do know that it didn’t happen by neglecting to put in the work. Gettin back on track & on my way to kick BDD’s ass. 👌🏼