Journal article

A clinical validation of the dysmorphic concern questionnaire

L Jorgensen, D Castle, C Roberts, G Groth-Marnat

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | INFORMA HEALTHCARE | Published : 2001


OBJECTIVE: The current study addressed the concept of dysmorphic concern as a symptom that may exist in a number of disorders. The aims of the study were to: (i) validate a recently developed questionnaire that measures dysmorphic concern, the Dysmorphic Concern Questionnaire (DCQ); and (ii) evaluate the relationship of dysmorphic concern to depressed mood, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive symptomatology. METHOD: Sixty-five psychiatric inpatients were diagnosed using the computerized version of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI-A). They then completed the DCQ, and questionnaires measuring body dysmorphic disorder (the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Examination, or BDDE)..

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