Journal article

Visual training program for body dysmorphic disorder: protocol for a novel intervention pilot and feasibility trial.

Francesca Beilharz, David J Castle, Andrea Phillipou, Susan L Rossell

Pilot Feasibility Stud | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a characterised by perceived defects or flaws in appearance which are associated with distressing thoughts, repetitive or obsessive behaviours, and significant impairment in social and occupational functioning. A core feature of BDD involves abnormalities of visual processing, although this is not typically a focus of psychological and psychiatric treatments. While current treatments generally show moderate effectiveness in the short-term, those with BDD can have high relapse rates, as they still 'see' their flaws or defects. The current research trials a visual training program designed to remediate visual abnormalities and reduce symptom severi..

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