ZIA QUIZON Opens Up About Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Zia Quizon took to Instagram to speak up about her mental health issues. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter revealed to her over 140,000 followers that she suffers from Body Dismorphic Disorder which, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent and intrusive preoccupations with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance.
"It is one of the major reasons I decided to take a step back from it all and re-evaluate who I was becoming and the way I was living my life," the daughter of Zsa Zsa Padilla and the late Dolphy wrote in a lengthy post.
The "Ako Na Lang" artist added, "I wake up everyday feeling like I am the ugliest person on the face of the earth" before calling out people who she calls her family and friends for "[telling] you they support you all the way, but cannot seem to control their need to chip you down about your flaws in front of others."
"I can do that thing where I pretend it doesn't bother me and I am above it and better than that. But I am not. Maybe one day. Because for now, it hurts. It sincerely f***s with me. Seriously. Enough to have to talk to my doctors or my therapists and sometimes enough to have to switch around medication."
She concluded her message with one last plea. "I am not telling you to stop coming to Instagram for the primary purpose of judging others, if that is the joy you get from it. Follow your joy, man. Go right ahead. Just please... keep me out of it."
Read her complete message below: