"Dysmorphia is less of an illness and more of a lifestyle.
A vaguely Greek etymology cloaks the shapeless disorder in ancient allure. Even the word, stolen from my second psychiatrist, hisses through the teeth – diss and erupts in the mouth MORPH before finally sputtering out eeaa to coat the tongue in thick, paralyzing ash. I swallow down the sediment. Appropriate: the word is trapped in my mouth as this mind is trapped in my body.
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For more information see: Dermatology Central and the book "The Broken Mirror: Understanding and treating body dysmorphic disorder by Katharine A. Phillips, Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. 1996. ISBN 0-19-508317-2.