Body dysmorphic disorder: Part 2

Author(s):
Dr Nell Ellison and Dr David Veale

Duration:
60 minutes

Credits:
1

Published:
February 2016

Type:
Learning module

CPD domain:
Clinical

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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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