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'In teenage minds, the more attractive and slimmer you are, the more attention you get'

Published 28/04/2016 | 02:30

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is becoming more prevalent among teenagers (Stock image)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is becoming more prevalent among teenagers (Stock image)

Everyone knows how difficult it is to be a teenager. Raging hormones, changing body shapes and the sudden pressure of the opposite sex taking an interest in you, and you in them, can be overwhelming.

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Imagine adding to that a face full of acne that you can't hide. You can cover up your body but your face is out there, on view, for all to see.

Far from being 'just a few spots', acne is a serious condition. New research from the British Skin Foundation has found that nearly 20pc of acne sufferers have considered suicide and around the same percentage have ended a relationship because of it.

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