Cognitive behavior group therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: a case series
ABSTRACT The treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) has received little empirical attention despite evidence that BDD is a debilitating mental health problem. This open case series provides data on a new cognitive-behavioral treatment for BDD. Participants diagnosed with BDD were treated in small groups that met for 12 weekly 90-minute sessions. Patients improved significantly over the course of treatment, with reductions in both BDD and depression symptoms. This finding adds to a nascent literature documenting the potential efficacy of short-term cognitive-behavior therapy for patients suffering from BDD.
Article: Die körperdysmorphe StörungZeitschrift für Klinische Psychologie und Psychotherapie 01/2013; 42(3):153-162. DOI:10.1026/1616-3443/a000210 · 0.79 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterized by a highly distressing and impairing preoccupation with nonexistent or slight defects in appearance. Patients with BDD present to both psychiatric and non-psychiatric physicians. A few studies have assessed BDD prevalence in representative samples of the general population and have demonstrated that this disorder is relatively common. Our primary objective was to assess the prevalence of BDD in the Swedish population because no data are currently available.Comprehensive Psychiatry 12/2014; 58. DOI:10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.12.014 · 2.26 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can be a severe and often debilitating psychiatric disorder that has been largely under-recognized and underdiagnosed. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options are available but limited. This review aims to provide an updated overview of the psychopathology and epidemiology of BDD, with an emphasis on current pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options for BDD.Psychiatric Clinics of North America 09/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.psc.2014.05.003 · 2.13 Impact Factor