After her consultation with Dr. Randy, an emotional Alexa talked to Big Brother and shared the possible diagnosis of her condition according to the psychologist.
“Sabi niya, he maybe diagnosing me with major depressive disorder caused by body dysmorphia,” she told Big Brother.
“I see myself differently than how it looks. When I look in the mirror I feel disgusted. I despise the person I see in the mirror,” she said.
Alexa relayed that it was the first time she sought help from a medical professional about her insecurities. She also shared that working in show business made her despise her figure.
“I just never got the help that I need. Now, I know ito pala yun. I've been in the industry for more than half of my life, starting as a kid. I never was the thin type. My body type was different from all the other girls. That made me hate myself. I tried all kinds of diets, workoutds,” she said.
Dr. Randy shared that body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is "an elevated feeling of insecurity tungkol sa kaanyuhan natin and a dislike for one's physical appearance."
"Kailangan natin maintindihan, naiiba 'yung normal insecurities. Sa normal insecurities natin, naba-bother tayo but we can let it go. Whereas sa BDD, dun sila obsessed, dun sila nagfo-focus,” he added.