Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual / Edition 1

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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.

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“Overall my impression of this book is that it is a very useful resource to add to my clinician’s catalogue of materials to use when treating patients with BDD.”  (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, 1 October 2012)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470851210
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/24/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

David Veale is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London, and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. His main research and clinical interests are in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). He is the author of four books and over 70 peer-reviewed articles.

Fugen Neziroglu is a board certified behavioural/ cognitive and clinical psychologist involved in the research and treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders.  She is Clinical Director of the Bio-Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, USA; Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY; and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at New York University. She has published over 14 books, which have been translated into various languages, and written over 150 peer reviewed articles on obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders.  She is on the scientific advisory board of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation.

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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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