Thank you, depressedbyhairloss. BDD is a devastating disorder. To those who don't know about it, it can literally destroy your life, totally. I once read about a girl who couldn't even leave her home -she was living with her mom- for two years because she was horrified of being seen in public. I can't remember what her obsession was but she didn't have physical disabilities or disfigurement... Her mom said sometimes she wouldn't see her for months at a time even though they both were living in the same space. Basically you become excessively preoccupied with whatever part of your body that you see as imperfect/defective that it becomes the only thing you think about and it will only get worse from there until you prefer complete isolation from any social things and you become literally a prisoner of your own mind.
To have BDD is a bad thing. To have BDD and then get hit with hair loss, that's like a knock out. You're done. The thing is therapy won't do much if anything at all. Maybe with very mild cases it will. I have tried in the past and didn't do jack shit. I'm pretty much done and just awaits my fate. But I will NEVER stop my fight against the cancer of hair loss even if I know I'll be living in a cell. NO WAY IN HELL I'm going to look in the mirror and see a bald man in it. Now I'm going to be setting a time for my 6th HT to fill in the thinning temples and hair line YET AGAIN.
I'm resigned to living with BDD but not with baldness.