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Dr. Vikas
Dr. Vikas, Psychiatrist
Category: Mental Health
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Experience:  MBBS ; M.D Psychiatry, MS. Health Informatics
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I believe that I suffer from BDD, is there a confidential and

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I believe that I suffer from BDD, is there a confidential and inexpensive way to seek treatment?

Dr. Vikas :

Hello ! Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Vikas (M.D Psychiatry) and I’ll try to help you today.

Dr. Vikas :

Is it possible for you to mention your symptoms?

Customer:

I have very large niples and have had them since high school. I've never been able to afford surgery so I try to hid them with clothing, weight, and not socializing like I would like to. The fear of exposu

Customer:

re is overwhelming sometimes

Dr. Vikas :

I can understand that, you have mentioned that you have BDD, what exactly do you mean by it?

Customer:

I diagnosed myself after watching a t.v. show. I connected BDD with my very large nipples and the negative effect

Dr. Vikas :

and what are the symptoms of BDD, please explain if possible.

Customer:

I'm not sure I can answer that but what I can tell you is that I never do not wear a shirt even when I'm by myself. I want to go to a gym and work out but the fear of exposure petrifies me. I gained a lot of weight to try to hide them but the weight has had detrimental effects on my health. I want to go swimming but cannot out of fear of exposure. I want to wear more stylish comfortable shirts but I can't.

Dr. Vikas :

OK, I can understand your situation.

Dr. Vikas :

So what exactly you are looking for?

Dr. Vikas :

in your case, psychotherapy like Cognitive Behavior therapy can be useful in my view.

Dr. Vikas :

Have you ever tried psychotherapy?

Customer:

I'm looking for relief, I live in Oklahoma and I don't know what to do. I've never tried psychotherapy

Dr. Vikas :

Cognitive Behavior Therapy can bring long lasting benefit in your thinking pattern and the resultant depression and negativity.

Dr. Vikas :

It can help in changing your perception and negative thoughts and may be you will have courage to face the world.

Customer:

wh

Dr. Vikas :

are you interested in trying Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Customer:

what is my first step

Dr. Vikas :

there are two possible options.

Dr. Vikas :

either you see a psychologist in person for psychotherapy

Dr. Vikas :

second option is to try online Cognitive Behavior therapy via a website

Dr. Vikas :

Online CBT is free and you can try it from your home.

Customer:

okay

Dr. Vikas :

so which one you are interested in?

Customer:

how do I go about doing the online from home

Dr. Vikas :

There are two such website where you can register yourself and start CBT

Dr. Vikas :

I am giving the link below to those websites

Dr. Vikas :

MoodGYM: Welcome

Customer:

which do you recommend? I have never spoken with anyone about this

Dr. Vikas :

just register yourself in any one of these website and hopefully you will see a lot of change in your perception and thoughts.

Dr. Vikas :

both are good, can try any one or both if you like.

Customer:

is the reactions from others imagined or real or both when my chest has been exposed. I just don't feal normal

Dr. Vikas :

I don't think that there is any reason to be ashamed of because of some minute defect in body.

Dr. Vikas :

No one cares about other person or notice any thing until you become self conscious.

Dr. Vikas :

may be you are thinking too much about this defect.

Dr. Vikas :

the only way to find this out is to see what happens once you expose your chest to other people.

Customer:

I'm an intelligent person, I've never thought I've had a reason to be ashamed until I was ridiculed and made fun of when I was younger

Dr. Vikas :

see, no one is perfect in this world.

Dr. Vikas :

everyone has this or that defect. Some are bald, some are short, some are too tall and so on

Customer:

Thank you Dr. Vikas, I will try your recommendation and use the link you sent.

Dr. Vikas :

You are most welcome.

Dr. Vikas :

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Dr. Vikas :

lastly, I would like to say that please consult your family physician also regarding your weight gain.

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