Sarah Michelle Gellar says she has Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar says she has body dysmorphic disorder and believes that the majority of women suffer from that. She also states that she knows  what not to do in order to cure this, Reuters reports.

Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar is anything but ugly. The role that made her so popular among teenagers, Buffy, from the TV series “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer” promoted her as one of the most beautiful women on Hollywood. No wonder she has a drop-dead gorgeous husband ( Freddie Prinze Jr.) But sometimes, she does not like what she sees in the mirror.

Recently Gellar revealed that she thinks she has a disease that changes the way she perceives herself. “I totally have body dysmorphic disorder. I think most women do”, the actress adds. Body dysmorphic disorder is also known under the name of body dysmorphia. It is a type of psychological disease with somatic implications. The patient perceives his/ her body in a totally different way than it is in reality. Most of the times, the image the patient has is worse than the real one.  It is accompanied by depression and anxiety symptoms and causes the person to withdraw from the professional and social life. Given the gravity of the disease and the fact that Mrs. Gellar did not receive such a diagnostic, we believe she overreacted, trying to actually point to another direction.
Having a 2-year-old daughter and having to cope with the changes that a pregnancy makes to the body, it is only natural that Michelle Gellar is overwhelmed by the pressure to look good again. And from her further words, we get that she found a way to cope with it. “I just have to remember that I’m human, and I’m a mom. Being a parent changes the vanity at least a little bit.”

While she says that she would never look for inspiration somewhere else, Gellar, 34, admits that putting a photo of hers around the house for inspiration would not work either. “I would rather not look at a picture of myself on my fridge”.  Well then, all that’s left is less thinking and more…acting!

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