Body dysmorphic disorder: Part 2

Dr Nell Ellison and Dr David Veale

60 minutes


February 2016

CPD learning module

CPD domain:

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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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