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
View: 7541
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.

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
View: 5453
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.

Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Author: Alex Clarke,David Veale,Rob Willson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472105702
Category: Psychology
Page: 416
View: 2251
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
View: 8015
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.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder

A Treatment Manual
Author: David Veale,Fugen Neziroglu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470743782
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
View: 3095
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

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Author: Katharine A. Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199743964
Category: Psychology
Page: 320
View: 4796
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.

Reversing Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Overcoming Cravings the Raw Vegan Plant-Based Detoxification & Regeneration Workbook for Healing Patients
Author: Health Central
Publisher: Raw Power
ISBN: 9781395278984
Page: 106
View: 4174
A truly resourceful and supporting workbook which will help you reach your health goals in a short space of time. A Must Have!

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
View: 5844
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.

Living with BDD

Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Author: Lea Walker,Janet Lee, (In
Publisher: Apex Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9780993337208
Page: N.A
View: 9981
Lea Walker first caught the public eye when she appeared on Channel 4's Big Brother programme in 2006, but behind the smiles she was hiding a long history of eating disorders, abusive relationships and unhappiness. By telling her story, Lea hopes that she may be able to help others to face up to their own personal nightmares.

The Unsuspecting Connection Between Binge Eating Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

How You Can Stop It Dead in Its Tracks
Author: Ted Dawson
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781515305989
Page: 226
View: 8215
This book "The Unsuspecting Connection between Binge Eating Disorder and Body Dysmorphic Disorder: How you can stop it dead in its tracks" is a book that will change your life whether you have Binge Eating Disorder and/or Body Dysmorphic Disorder. I am sure it will be of great help to you in many ways, when you apply what it recommends. This is a practical self-help book which will help you to gain knowledge on how you can overcome these problems. After you read and apply what has been recommended in this book, you will get better and finally stop these disorders for good. This is a valuable book which you should read. This book covers the following topics and much more:What is Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)?* Symptoms* Diagnosis* CausesSteps to Take to Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder* What can you do?* Lifestyle and home remedies* Therapy* MedicationsWhat is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?* Signs and Symptoms* What can cause this disorder - genetics, environment, life experiences etc.* Treatment and prognosis of BED - Cognitive behavioral therapy, Dialectical therapy, Interpersonal therapy and Medications.Other Medical Conditions Associated with BED* Complications of BED* Personality disorder* Bulimia* Anxiety disorders* Major depressive disorders and others.Can You Do Anything about BED?* Steps to Take to Help with the disorder - Lifestyle and home remediesHow BDD and BED Relate* Can you cure one without the other?How both can be signs of Personality Disorders* Best therapies and methods to deal with these personality disorders

Body Dysmorphic Disorder. A Male Concern

Author: Gary Elliott
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656673217
Category: Psychology
Page: 24
View: 601
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Psychology - Miscellaneous, Atlantic International University, language: English, abstract: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is ‘a psychiatric illness in which patients become obsessively preoccupied with perceived flaws in their appearance’ (Luciano 2002: p175). Martin & Costello (2008) view it is a severe dislike and concern about some slight or imagined aspect of their appearance, that causes them significant emotional distress and difficulties. Cash (2008) maintains that sufferers have ‘a grossly distorted view of what they look like’ and Phillips (2005) coins BDD as ‘the disorder of imagined ugliness’ (p5). Body Dysmorphic Disorder is classified as a somatoform disorder because the primary focus is a psychological preoccupation with a somatic issue. (Barlow & Durand: 2005) Thompson (2000) explains that the term that preceded Body Dysmorphic Disorder was ‘dysmorphophobia’ which was used by Morselli in 1886 (Morselli, 1886) which literally meant a ‘fear of ugliness’. In 1903, Janet’s description referred to an ‘obsession with shame of the body’; for decades BDD was thought to represent a ‘psychotic delusional state’ (Barlow & Durand: 2005, p183). The first English language paper on dysmorphophobia was not published until 1970 (Hay: 1970) focusing on the fear of other people’s reactions to the imagined flaw in appearance. BDD gained official status in 1987 when it was first published in the DSM-III-R Jim was convinced that everyone, even his good friends, was staring at a part of his body that he himself found absolutely grotesque. He reported that strangers would never mention his deformity and his friends felt too sorry for him to mention it. Jim thought his head was square! Jim could not imagine people getting past the fact that his head was square. To hide his condition as well as he could, Jim wore soft floppy hats and was most comfortable in winter, when he could all but completely cover his head with a large stocking cap. To us, Jim looked perfectly normal. (Barlow & Durand: 2005) In the article ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder in men, psychiatric treatments are usually effective’, Katharine Phillips notes that BDD is an underrecognised yet relatively common and severe psychiatric disorder. Many doctors...do not recognize the condition as yet and simply see it as low self-esteem’ (Paterson: 2008, p51) Claiborn & Pedrick (2002) focus their attention on the two predominant features of BDD; the preoccupation with the [imagined] defect and the actions taken to reduce the feelings of distress. How do I know if I have Body Dysmorphic Disorder?...

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
View: 7391
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.

Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders

Author: Jon E. Grant,Samuel R. Chamberlain,Brian L. Odlaug
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199977771
Category: Medical
Page: 256
View: 4507
Clinical Guide to Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders is a complete, comprehensive overview of OCD and related disorders (trichotillomania, excoriation disorder, hoarding disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and tic disorders). The book covers underlying causes, clinical presentations and treatments. The book serves as a primer for clinicians in training and those already in practice who have little if any background in these disorders. It discusses the pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for both adults and children with an emphasis on providing practical information for clinicians to use in their everyday practices. Based on the DSM-5, the book uses the latest evidence-based information regarding treatments including medication options, behavioral therapies, alternative treatments, and recent developments in surgical treatment. This book will provide students, residents, interns and even veteran clinicians with a basic understanding of OCD and disorders that are often associated with OCD. In addition, members of the public and those affected by these disorders may use this book to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.

Psychology & Mental Health: Ability tests

Author: Nancy A. Piotrowski
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655579
Category: Psychology
Page: 2208
View: 2214
This comprehensive five-volume set covers notable theories, people, social issues, life stages, the physiology and anatomy of the nervous system, and various mental illnesses or conditions --from publisher description.

The Complete Overcoming Series

A comprehensive series of self-help guides using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Author: Peter Cooper
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472106415
Category: Psychology
Page: 8640
View: 3553
The complete set of self-help guides from the popular Overcoming series. Each guide is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapy which is recommended by the NHS for the treatment of a large number of psychological difficulties. Each guide comprises a step-by-step self-help programme based on CBT and contains: -Useful information about the disorder -Practical strategies and techniques based on CBT -Advice on how to keep recovery going -Further resources The Complete Overcoming Series contains 31 titles: Overcoming Anger and Irritability Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa Overcoming Anxiety Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder Overcoming Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Overcoming Childhood Trauma Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Overcoming Chronic Pain Overcoming Compulsive Gambling Overcoming Depersonalization & Feelings of Unreality Overcoming Depression Overcoming Grief Overcoming Health Anxiety Overcoming Insomnia and Sleep Problems Overcoming Low Self-Esteem Overcoming Mood Swings Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Overcoming Panic and Agoraphobia Overcoming Paranoid and Suspicious Thoughts Overcoming Perfectionism Overcoming Problem Drinking Overcoming Relationship Problems Overcoming Sexual Problems Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness Overcoming Stress Overcoming Traumatic Stress Overcoming Weight Problems Overcoming Worry Overcoming Your Child's Fears & Worries Overcoming Your Child's Shyness and Social Anxiety Overcoming You Smoking Habit

Overcoming Body Image Disturbance

A Programme for People with Eating Disorders
Author: Lorraine Bell,Jenny Rushforth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134099169
Category: Psychology
Page: 160
View: 9069
People with eating disorders often exhibit serious misconceptions about their own body image. Overcoming Body Image Disturbance provides a treatment programme (piloted by the authors) for people with eating disorders who have a negative body image. The manual offers advice for therapists, enabling them to deliver the programme, as well as practical guidance for the sufferer, encouraging them to learn the appropriate skills to change their attitude towards their body. Alongside the programme, this treatment manual provides: an introduction to the concept of body image and body image disturbance worksheets and homework assignments for the client recommendations of psychometric measures to aid assessment and evaluation coverage on innovative techniques and approaches such as mindfulness. This manual – intended to be used with close guidance from a therapist – will be essential for all therapists, mental health workers and counsellors working with clients who have negative body images. "Workbook resources can be downloaded free of charge by purchasers of the print version."

Shattered Image

My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Author: Brian Cuban
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780988879584
Category: Body dysmorphic disorder
Page: 224
View: 7711
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...