According to a survey from the Be Real Campaign, about 1 in 3 young people report that they are highly concerned about their body image.
At a young age, many of us internalize beauty standards from society. These standards can often contribute to having a negative body image, and are made even more prominent by our age of social media. Here are a few signs you struggle with body image.
We also made a video on body dysmorphia and body dysmorphic disorder: https://youtu.be/Y4RriAr2AuU
Disclaimer: The information in this video is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. All content in this video is for general information purposes only, and does not replace a consultation with a doctor or health professional.
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