Journal article

The temperament and character profile of a body dysmorphic disorder outpatient sample

Serafino G Mancuso, Natalie P Knoesen, James A Chamberlain, C Robert Cloninger, David J Castle

PERSONALITY AND MENTAL HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

Background Given the paucity in research investigating personality in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), this study examined the temperament and character profile of BDD outpatients, and explored the relationship between BDD symptom severity and the temperament and character dimensions. Method Thirty-three consecutive BDD outpatients completed the Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI), Dysmorphic Concern Questionnaire (DCQ), Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) and the Social Interactional Anxiety Scale (SAIS). Thirty non-clinical controls completed the TCI, DCQ and Body Dysmorphic Disorder Questionnaire. Results Compared with non-clinical controls, BDD patients reported significantly higher ..

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