CBT is Shown to be Effective for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

In an effort to address the growing need for more effective treatments for sufferers of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), researchers  investigated examined the possibility and value of a manualized modular cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT-BDD). CBT-BDD addresses common BDD issues as well as specific symptoms. The study included 22 sessions for 36 adults. By the conclusion of the treatment 81 percent of the participants were responding to the treatment. CBT-BDD yielded marked resulted over time and retained during follow-up. The therapy also helped reduce depression, insight, and disability due to BDD. Patients were very satisfied with the therapy.

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