Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming Your Life
Author: Fugen Neziroglu,Sony Khemlani-Patel,Melanie T. Santos
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 160882151X
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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If you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), you are all too aware of the negative impact this condition can have on your life. You may experience intense anxiety about perceived body or facial flaws, or obsess over thinning hair, acne, wrinkles, and scars. You may even undergo repeated cosmetic treatments and surgeries, or avoid going outside for fear of scrutiny—becoming a virtual prisoner in your own home. However, if you are ready to make a change, this book can help. Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder will help you gain a better understanding of your condition so that you can begin recovering. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book offers practical exercises and worksheets to help you target the cause of your BDD, begin to change the way you think about your body, and prevent future relapse. With this book as your guide, you can move beyond your anxieties and start living with a greater sense of freedom and confidence.

Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Author: Alex Clarke,David Veale,Rob Willson
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1472105702
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
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Many people occasionally suffer from a negative body self-image but, for an increasing number of people, this can turn into a more serious preoccupation. One per cent of the population will develop Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a condition characterised by severe preoccupation with a perceived physical defect. Body image problems can cause significant distress and can lead to further problems such as anxiety, eating disorders and social phobia. It has long been recognised that negative body image problems are a factor in the onset and maintenance of many eating disorders. However, they can be successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Praise for Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the Overcoming series: '[Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder] is an affordable and highly recommended read.' The Psychologist 'The best consumer-friendly CBT-based books...All are very thorough.' Observer

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Treatment Manual
Author: Sabine Wilhelm,Katharine A. Phillips,Gail Steketee
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462510868
Category: Psychology
Page: 324
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Presenting an effective treatment approach specifically tailored to the unique challenges of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), this book is grounded in state-of-the-art research. The authors are experts on BDD and related conditions. They describe ways to engage patients who believe they have defects or flaws in their appearance. Provided are clear-cut strategies for helping patients overcome the self-defeating thoughts, impairments in functioning, and sometimes dangerous ritualistic behaviors that characterize BDD. Clinician-friendly features include step-by-step instructions for conducting each session and more than 50 reproducible handouts and forms; the large-size format facilitates photocopying. See also the related self-help guide by Dr. Wilhelm, Feeling Good about the Way You Look, an ideal recommendation for clients with BDD or less severe body image problems.

The Broken Mirror

Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Author: Katharine A. Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019516718X
Category: Psychology
Page: 412
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Explores the symptoms and causes of BDD, in which a victim is obsessed with perceived flaws in her appearance, and describes therapies used to treat the disorder.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Treatment Manual
Author: David Veale,Fugen Neziroglu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470743782
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
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This book is a unique treatment manual which looks at the assessment of BDD, offering an treatment model in the form of CBT and pharmacotherapy Summarises the current knowledge and theoretical perspectives about BDD Covers the practical aspects of assessment, engagement, and therapy Uses a number of practical resources, including client handouts

The BDD Workbook

Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obessions with Worksheet
Author: James Claiborne,Cherlene Pedrick
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608827283
Category: Self-Help
Page: 208
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Do you struggle with constant feelings that your body is not good enough? Do you imagine that, if you could just change you appearance, you would be happier and more fulfilled? If you do, you might be dealing with the effects of a problem call body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Individuals who suffer from BDD are excessively preoccupied with the shape or size of their body-obsessed with a facial blemish, a minor bodily defect, or some specific aspect of their appearance. They spend hours each day thinking about their perceived deformity, checking and rechecking their appearance in the mirror, camouflaging themselves with makeup or clothing. Men affected by a form of BDD known as muscle dysmorphia are obsessively concerned about their muscular development, no matter how large and pumped up they are. In extreme cases BDD leads to unnecessary plastic surgery, serious eating disorders, steroid abuse, and even suicide. The good news is that BDD is highly treatable with cognitive-behavioral techniques provided in The BDD Workbook in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow format. OCD experts Claiborn and Pedrick guide you through a proven intervention plan that helps you recognize your distorted self-perception and come to terms with how it leads you to self-inflicted emotional and physical pain. Exercises, charts, and worksheets help you to develop a healthier response to your body and a more balanced self-image. The book provides information about BDD-related eating disorders and the special problems of children with self-image issues. It also offers suggestions to help you gain support from family members, medical professionals, and support groups. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit — an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder


Author: Katharine A. Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199743964
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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In a world obsessed with appearance, it is not surprising that body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD -- an emotionally painful obsession with perceived flaws in one's appearance -- has manifested itself as a troubling and relatively common problem for many individuals. In The Broken Mirror, the first and most definitive book on BDD, Dr. Katharine A. Phillips provided a comprehensive manual for patients and their physicians by drawing on years of clinical practice, scientific research, and professional evaluations of over 1,000 patients. Now, in Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Essential Guide , the world's leading authority on BDD reaches out to patients, their friends, and their families with this concise and updated handbook. BDD causes sufferers to be obsessed by perceived flaws in their appearance and may afflict as much as two percent of the population, or nearly five million people. Many sufferers are able to function well in society, but remain secretly obsessed by their "hideous acne" or "horrible nose," sneaking constant peeks at a pocket mirror, or spending hours at a time redoing makeup. Others find their lives disintegrate because of their appearance obsessions. It is not an uncommon disorder, simply a hidden one, since sufferers are often embarrassed to tell even their closest friends about their concerns. Using stories and interviews to show the many different behaviors and symptoms of BDD, and a quick self-assessment questionnaire, Dr. Phillips guides readers through the basics of the disorder and through the many treatment options that work and don't work. With Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Essential Guide, sufferers will find both helpful advice and much needed reassurance in a compact, down-to-earth indispensable book.

Feeling Good about the Way You Look

A Program for Overcoming Body Image Problems
Author: Sabine Wilhelm
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606237977
Category: Psychology
Page: 212
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In a society where a blemish or “bad hair” can ruin an otherwise perfect day and airbrushed abs dominate the magazine rack, many of us feel ashamed of our bodies. If dissatisfaction with your looks is a distressing preoccupation, this compassionate book offers a way to break free from the mirror. Harvard psychologist Sabine Wilhelm leads you through a step-by-step program that helps you fight the urge to spend hours “fixing” your skin and hair, working out, or shopping for flattering clothes. Reality-check exercises based on cognitive-behavioral therapy demonstrate how to identify unfounded beliefs about your appearance. Once you understand the negative thoughts and feelings that distort your self-image, you’ll be able to shed lengthy grooming rituals and overcome the embarrassment that keeps you from enjoying life. With Dr. Wilhelm’s expert guidance, you’ll learn to replace self-doubt and insecurity with confidence and a positive outlook. Whether you’ve spent thousands on plastic surgery or avoid trips to the beach, dating, or socializing, you owe yourself this opportunity to make peace with your looks. If you or someone you care about is struggling with a body image problem, effective care is finally at hand. Health care professionals, see also the related treatment manual: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Shattered Image

My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Author: Brian Cuban
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988879584
Category: Body dysmorphic disorder
Page: 224
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Brian Cuban is living with an enemy that has haunted him for over 30 years -- his own reflection in the mirror. Through a series of very personal and poignant anecdotes, he speaks from a rarely heard male perspective about the daily horrors of suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a disease in which the sufferer is preoccupied with a distorted sense of self image and is often afflicted with eating disorders, depression and addiction...

Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights
Author: Arie M. Winograd
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317487877
Category: Psychology
Page: 234
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In Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, BDD expert Arie Winograd shares his unique insights as a psychotherapist who has spent thousands of hours treating patients with this uniquely complex disorder. By specifically focusing on the patient-clinician relationship and exploring treatment options beyond the cognitive behavioral model, this groundbreaking new text offers a new perspective designed to help practitioners truly understand the emotional inner-workings of the BDD client, and in turn, how to genuinely connect with them in order to facilitate recovery. Also included are two chapters written by former BDD sufferers chronicling their personal struggles with the disorder.

Body Image Problems and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The Definitive Treatment and Recovery Approach
Author: Chloe Catchpole,Lauren Callaghan,Annemarie O'Connor
Publisher: Pulling the Trigger
ISBN: 9781911246107
Category: Beauty, Personal
Page: 272
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From the heart and soul of mental health sufferer, Chloe Catchpole, and the expert minds of the talented, clinical psychologists, Dr. Lauren Callaghan and Dr. Annemarie O'Connor, this book is divided into two helpful, cohesive parts.In Part I we follow Chloe's desperate struggle with body image and body dysmorphia. We learn about the huge impact it had on her everyday life, drastically affecting her education and career prospects. We witness her journey of painful despair, from a teenager who never really understood the illness tormenting her, to a young woman regaining control in her life. Meeting Dr. Callaghan and Dr. O'Connor was a turning point in her life, as they guided her on the road towards recovery and helped her manage the holds that her disorder had over her. Sufferers with any type of body image or anxiety conditions will identify with Chloe's suffering and the daily struggles she faces. Dr. Callaghan and Dr. O'Connor's wisdom, expertise and compassionate approach have enabled Chloe to move on significantly with her life. Their approach is captured perfectly as they provide valuable insight into why and how Chloe struggled with her condition, and what needs to be done to ensure her path to recovery and beyond.Part II is Pullingthetrigger®, the definitive survival and recovery approach for overcoming issues with Body Image and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It is a unique, user-friendly self-help approach to support and guide mild, moderate and severe sufferers to a place called recovery and beyond.

Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope


Author: Nicole Schnackenberg Sergio Petro
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1326817418
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 326
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With a Foreword by Professor Katharine Phillips and an Introduction by Professor David Veale and Doctor Rob Willson. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is characterised by a preoccupation with a perceived defect, or defects, in one's appearance. These 'flaws' are either unnoticeable to the outside eye or seen as nothing more than a normal physical variation. To the person with BDD however, the abhorred aspects of their appearance cause significant shame and distress. Some hide away and become housebound, sometimes for many years. BDD affects males and females almost equally and has one of the highest suicide rates of any mental illness. Despite the extreme suffering experienced by people with BDD, it is possible to learn to cope with and even completely move beyond it. The stories in this volume powerfully attest to this. Gathered here are thirty-six lived experiences of people with BDD and their loved ones. They are stories of tremendous bravery, immeasurable determination and incredible hope.

Overcoming Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Author: David Veale,Rob Willson
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849011761
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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A Books on Prescription Title Break free from unhelpful rituals and take control of your life Are you plagued by a recurring thought or idea that just won't go away? Perhaps you feel the need to wash your hands frequently, hoard things or repeatedly check that all appliances have been turned off before leaving home? These are common symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder (or OCD), a condition that causes distress to hundreds of thousands of people. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy has been clinically proven to significantly reduce symptoms of OCD. Learn how to break free from the destructive cycle of obsessive behaviour and regain control of your life. Shows you how to reduce the distress caused by disturbing thoughts, images and urges Reduces and gradually helps you overcome compulsions Offers advice on how partners, relatives and friends can help.

The Body Image Workbook

An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks
Author: Thomas Cash
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608826163
Category: Self-Help
Page: 232
View: 1515
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Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to accept and enjoy the way you look instead of constantly worrying about and criticizing your appearance? What if instead of focusing on your flaws, you felt confident with the body you have right now? If you don't like what you see when you look in the mirror, you may not realize that these feelings are entirely within your grasp. You don't need extensive cosmetic surgery, pricey beauty treatments, or weight loss programs, but you may need to do something even more drastic-change your perspective and the way you view yourself. The Body Image Workbook offers a comprehensive program to help you stop focusing on your perceived imperfections and start feeling more confident about the way you look. As you complete the helpsheets in this book, you'll learn to celebrate your body instead of feeling ashamed of it. This new edition includes discussions of our obsession with physical appearance and with body-fixing options. It helps you discover your personal body image strengths and vulnerabilities and then guides you in creating new, life-changing experiences of mindfulness and body acceptance. After completing this eight-step program, you'll look at yourself in a whole new light-seeing the beauty of the real you.

Obsessive-compulsive Disorders

A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well
Author: Fred Penzel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195140923
Category: Psychology
Page: 428
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Offers advice on how to choose the most effective therapies and medications, and how to avoid relapses.

CBT for Appearance Anxiety

Psychosocial Interventions for Anxiety due to Visible Difference
Author: Alex Clarke,Andrew R. Thompson,Elizabeth Jenkinson,Nichola Rumsey,Robert Newell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118523415
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
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This clinical manual provides a CBT-based psychosocial intervention for use with individuals distressed about their appearance due to a disfigurement from birth, accident or illness, or those coping with another visible difference. Contains a wealth of case material with specific relevance to physical health conditions that affect appearance, practical advice on assessment, and session-by-session guidance for addressing common issues Written by leading academics and clinicians working in the management of disfigurement and rational appearance anxiety Uses a flexible stepped-care model that allows for use by experienced CBT practitioners as well those wishing to deliver a more basic psychological intervention Identifies the psychological factors involved in appearance anxiety while also addressing the practical concerns of living with a visible difference, such as managing the reactions of others

Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders


Author: Glen O. Gabbard
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 9780880489119
Category: Mental Disorders
Page: 2610
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A staple of psychiatric practice, this edition reflects clinical expertise in an accessible volume. This book covers all major treatments in psychiatry linked to specific disorders, with a pluralistic approach including all major treatment modalities. Each chapter has been completely updated and is organized along the lines of DSM-IV-TR.

Overcoming Health Anxiety

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Author: David Veale,Rob Willson
Publisher: Robinson
ISBN: 1849014205
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
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A Books on Prescription title How you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy life Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioural therapy - the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it. Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises. Based on proven CBT techniques. Includes a chapter on fear of death and fear of vomiting.

Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

A Case-Based Approach to Treating Pediatric and Adult Populations
Author: Eric A. Storch,Adam B. Lewin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319171399
Category: Psychology
Page: 449
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This handbook examines evidence-based treatment of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders for a broad clinical audience. Focusing on both children and adults with these conditions, it discusses various manifestations of OCD (e.g., contamination, perfectionism), related conditions (e.g., hoarding, trichotillomania, and Tourette syndrome), and cases with complicating factors. Chapters describe case specifics, offer assessment guidelines, and illustrate evidence-based psychotherapy. Case examples depict real-life complexities of presentation, notably in terms of comorbid conditions and hard-to-treat subpopulations. Topical areas addressed in the Handbook include: Phenomenology, assessment, and treatment of multiple types of OCD in adults and children. Treating “not just right experiences” in children with OCD. Treating obsessive compulsive disorder in very young children. Treatment of OCD comorbid with other disorders like depression and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Treatment of OCD when presenting with complicating factors like limited insight, extreme family accommodation, and poor motivation. The Clinical Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders is an essential resource for clinicians and professionals as well as researchers, and graduate students in clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling programs, pediatrics, public health, and related disciplines.