Because I’m Ugly: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Me explores the challenges of an adolescent living with BDD. The animation is built around the real life testimony of Elias, a 17 years old boy with BDD, whose story shows us how the condition manifests. The animation follows his story from initial signs to full blown obsession and through his treatment and recovery process.

You can watch the video here.

The animation is by Salvador Maldonado and Caterina Monzani in collaboration with the BDD Foundation and The Maudsley Young Person’s Clinic for BDD. Brilliant!