Yet the line between the human foible of self loathing and a diagnosable disorder is so blurred and vague, the mental illness goes untreated and, even if diagnosed, not recognized as an actual threat to the individuals health.
The World’s Deadliest Psychiatric Disorder
Emily Kate

And this is why I never was diagnosed with body dysmorphia for the first 2 decades that I had it… I was fat, so I was SUPPOSED to hate my body and want to make it NOT fat. Nevermind the part where if a fairy godmother gave me every wish I think/thought I had about my “perfect” body, I’d STILL be unhappy with it.