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Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia

Ugly Me: my Life with Body Dysmorphia
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This is the story of 29-year-old Liane who suffers from a crippling condition which leaves her believing she’s horrifically ugly, BBC3 tells her story

Most of us occasionally lack confidence about our appearance, but 29-year-old Liane suffers from the crippling condition body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), which leaves her believing she’s horrifically ugly.

For her, it’s so bad that she wishes she could scratch her face off and has even set light to her hair out of frustration.

Ugly Me: My Life with Body Dysmorphia

Liane wants to raise awareness of the condition

This moving documentary follows Liane as she undergoes therapy to help her conquer her demons and save her relationship with her long-suffering boyfriend, Mitch.

It’s a heartbreaking story of an ordinary woman trapped by an extraordinary feeling of worthlessness that leaves you rooting for her to recover.

TV Times ratings: *****

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.