Author(s):Dr Nell Ellison and Dr David Veale
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is defined as a preoccupation with a perceived defect(s) or flaw(s) in physical appearance that is not observable or appears slight to others.
In this second module of our two-part series on BDD, we will begin by considering diagnosis. We will then explore the current treatments available for BDD, with a specific focus on cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), and we will finish by examining the role of cosmetic surgery.
We will also present the case history of a patient named ‘John’, and throughout the module you will be given the opportunity to clinically reflect on the issues pertinent to this case.
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