November 29, 2017
Kayleigh says she hates how she looks and is afraid others will judge her to be ugly. The 31-year-old who claims she’s struggled with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) since she was a teen, also says she follows other women online; obsessing over why they’re prettier than she is.
TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: I’m Living A Nightmare!
“I want to be free of this,” she says.
In the video above, Dr. Phil gives Kayleigh six steps to help her change her internal dialogue and the negative self-talk that shapes the perception she has of herself and the world around her.
“You have to reject self-defeating thoughts,” he says. “And we can teach you how to do that by teaching you to test a thought to see whether it’s rational or irrational.”
When he refers Kayleigh to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, which specializes in treating intimacy and trauma along with co-occurring disorders specifically in women, does she accept their offer to help?