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Preface; A message from a young person with BDD; 1. What is BDD and do I have it?; 2. Why do people get BDD?; 3. The impact of BDD; 4. Cosmetic treatments; 5. The internet and social media; 6. Treatment for BDD; 7. What can families, friends, and carers do to help?; 8. What can schools and professionals do to help?; Recommended reading, resources and organisations

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Explains BDD to young people, families and professionals including symptoms, treatment and first-hand experiences

About the Author

The National and Specialist OCD, BDD and Related Disorders Clinic at the Maudsley Hospital in London is at the forefront of research into BDD.


Having read this book, I feel that it has a lot of potential to be very helpful for
many people - including those experiencing BDD, those who know people that
are affected by BDD and even people who currently have no association with the
condition at all.
This is because, with the simple layout and the images, the book is a very easy
read which gives extensive insight into the disorder.
*Kylie Li, Anxious Times*

A very informative, well written and easily understandable book about a little known, yet quite common condition. I wish this had been available to me before my daughter went through a long and painful route to being diagnosed and treated. Every doctors' surgery, CAMHS and school should have a copy of this to raise awareness.
*Scarlett Bagwell, mother of a BDD sufferer, BDD Foundation Trustee*

Having suffered from BDD for two years before being treated, I would say that recognising the signs and symptoms of this condition is very important. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend this book - knowing about these problems is key. We need to be more educated about mental health, and I believe this book is one clear step towards that future.
*Elias Marchetti, young person with BDD*

It increases awareness, provides solidarity for people with BDD, and alerts others to key signs and symptoms so they can prevent further suffering. It also includes a short section for families and professionals on what they can do to help, making this the go-to book for professionals and families to recommend to teens, as well an invaluable resource for young people themselves. Perceptive, informative and practical, this is a good guide to a serious medical issue, written in a way that will appeal to a wide audience.
*Parents In Touch*

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