It is a common misconception that eating disorders like bulimia and anorexia are the same thing as BDD. For many sufferers of BDD, weight plays no part in their condition at all.
One of our members said that she did manage to go outside for a walk but because of the virus, when people would be moving dramatically out of the way to avoid her, she would assume it was on account of how she looked.
The digital tools we rely on to connect us during lockdown have enforced a constant reflection which is harmful to BDD sufferers. Socialising through a screen comes with the unhelpful feedback loop of a camera pointed directly at your face.