Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual / Edition 1

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual / Edition 1

by David Veale, Fugen Neziroglu
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047085121X

ISBN-13: 9780470851210

Pub. Date: 05/24/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Being dissatisfied with one's appearance is normal, but Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is something different. Someone with BDD is preoccupied with their appearance, is excessively self-conscious and experiences marked distress as a result. As a group, individuals with BDD have high rates of suicide, psychiatric hospitalisation and unemployment. They are often

Overview

Being dissatisfied with one's appearance is normal, but Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is something different. Someone with BDD is preoccupied with their appearance, is excessively self-conscious and experiences marked distress as a result. As a group, individuals with BDD have high rates of suicide, psychiatric hospitalisation and unemployment. They are often housebound or socially isolated and have great difficulties with relationships.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual is the first to provide both an overview of the current knowledge of BDD and a framework for appropriate treatment of the condition using cognitive behavior therapy and medication. Owing to a lack of research, BDD is often misdiagnosed and treated inappropriately.

Patients frequently mask their main condition and present symptoms of depression, social phobia, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, resulting in treatment with misdirected therapies and inappropriate anti-psychotic medication.

Ideal for practitioners in clinical psychology, psychiatry and medicine, Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual furthers our understanding of the condition and provides practical advice on its assessment and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470851210
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/24/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

About the authors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

Part A Knowledge and Theory of Body Dysmorphic Disorder 1

1 The diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder 3

2 History of body dysmorphic disorder 31

3 Epidemiology and presentation of BDD 39

4 Descriptive psychopathology of BDD 55

5 Psychogenic excoriation 83

6 Psychological aspects of cosmetic procedures 97

7 Risk factors in the development of BDD 111

8 Neurobiological aspects of BDD 127

9 Learning theory models of BDD 137

10 A cognitive behavioral model of BDD 149

11 Evidence for cognitive behavior therapy in BDD 167

12 Evidence for pharmacotherapy in BDD 175

Part B Assessment and Therapy 185

13 Assessment 187

14 Engagement and formulation 213

15 Advice on cosmetic procedures 239

16 Imagery rescripting 249

17 Modifying attentional biases 263

18 Modifying cognitive processes in BDD 285

19 Avoidance, compulsive, and safety-seeking behaviors 309

20 Modifying appraisals 325

21 Habit reversal for psychogenic excoriation 335

22 Behavioral activation for depression in BDD 351

23 Pharmacotherapy 363

Appendix 1 Diagnostic interviews and assessment scales 371

Appendix 2 Leaflets and forms used during therapy 423

Appendix 3 Resources for BDD 435

References 441

Index 473

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