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Understanding body dysmorphic disorder : an essential guide

Author: Katharine A Phillips
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using stories and interviews to show the many different behaviors and symptoms of BDD, and providing a quick self-assessment questionnaire, Dr. Phillips helps readers distinguish between normal concern with appearance and the obsession of BDD. She then guides readers through the basics of the disorder and through the many treatment options that work and don't work. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Popular Works
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharine A Phillips
ISBN: 9780195379402 0195379403
OCLC Number: 226360114
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Patients speak --
What is body dysmorphic disorder? --
How do I know if I have body dysmorphic disorder? --
Body dysmorphic disorder comes in many forms --
Painful obsessions --
Compulsive behaviors: mirror checking, grooming, camouflaging, dieting, and others --
How body dysmorphic disorder affects lives: social avoidance, problems with school and work, violence, suicide, and other consequences --
Gender and body dysmorphic disorder across the life span --
What causes body dysmorphic disorder? Clues to an unsolved puzzle --
Getting better: a brief treatment guide --
How to successfully treat body dysmorphic disorder with medication --
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for body dysmorphic disorder --
Cosmetic treatments: surgery, dermatologic, dental, and other treatments --
Anorexia nervosa, obsessive compulsive disorder, and other psychiatric disorders: what's their relationship to body dysmorphic disorder? --
Advice for family members and friends --
Getting help for body dysmorphic disorder.
Responsibility: Katharine A. Phillips.
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Using stories and interviews to show the many different behaviors and symptoms of BDD, and providing a quick self-assessment questionnaire, Dr. Phillips helps readers distinguish between normal concern with appearance and the obsession of BDD. She then guides readers through the basics of the disorder and through the many treatment options that work and don't work. --from publisher description.

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