Sarah Michelle Gellar admits she has body dysmorphic disorder

Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar admits having the psychological condition, which causes sufferers to worry about perceived defects in their appearance, feel uneasy looking at themselves in the mirror, and eventually fall prey to anxiety and depression



Sarah Michelle Gellar says she has body dysmorphic disorder.

The Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress admits having the psychological condition, which causes sufferers to worry about perceived defects in their appearance, feel uneasy looking at themselves in the mirror, and eventually fall prey to anxiety and depression.

She told Health magazine: "I’m a female! I totally have body dysmorphic disorder. I think most women do.

"A makeup artist friend once said, ’I don’t think I’ve ever seen you look in a mirror.’ I’m surrounded by them all the time—you sit in hair and makeup—so I guess I just have this mechanism where I tune it out.

"So every once in a while, I’ll look and I’ll be like, ’Wait, that’s what I look like?’

Sarah—who is married to actor Freddie Prinze, Jr.—added having her daughter, Charlotte, two, helped her with the way she perceives herself.

The 34-year-old star said: "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. It has to. Your priorities are different.

"I’m not as critical as I used to be about my body."


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