False body image

Is it possible for a person to see themselves bigger than they really are? Is it a disorder?

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ANSWER #1 of 4

Yes it ie a disorder, some people can go anerexic because of it and even when there

skinnier than sticks they still think theyre fat and ugly it usually happens by traumas

in your life like divorces, deaths etc


ANSWER #2 of 4

it sure is
over 50% of the worlds population arnt happy with there body image
and lots of them see themselves as bigger than they really are
a lot of these people have eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia
and strive for there image of "the perfect body"
because there never happy with themselves or the way they look
if you have an eating disorder or think you might
(e.g you watch what you eat ALL the time, feel guilty after eating, ect)
then you really need to get some help, and work towards changing the way you see yourself
or if not your probably just like a lot of other people
who see something bigger when they look in the mirror
and feel like that body part is bigger then it actually is
if your like that
you too can work towards seeing yourself as you really are
and loving every single bit of it

What is going on with my body?

ANSWER #3 of 4

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder in which the affected person is excessively concerned about and preoccupied by an imagined or minor defect in his or her physical features. The sufferer may complain of several specific features or a single feature, or a vague feature or general appearance, causing psychological distress that impairs important functioning (e.g. occupational or self-care) or social aspects of life. Culture and clinician bias may play a significant part in the subjectivity behind determining what physical appearance is considered 'normal' and in whom the disorder is diagnosed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_dysmorphic_disorder

As someone already said, this disorder is often co-morbid with anorexia or other eating disorders.

Is my body changing? My armpits never smelled before.
ANSWER #4 of 4

Information on eating disorders:

http://www.helpguide.org/mental/eating_disorder_help_support.htm

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