Preface 1: What is Body Dismorphic Disorder? 2: How Do I Know if I Have BDD? 3: BDD Comes in Many Forms 4: Painful Obsessions 5: Compulsive Behaviors: Mirror Checking, Grooming, Camouflaging, Dieting, and Others 6: How BDD Affects Lives: Social Avoidance, Problems with School and Work, Violence, Suicide, and Other Consequences 7: Gender and BDD across the Life Span 8: What Causes BDD? Clues to an Unsolved Puzzle 9: Getting Better: A Brief Treatment Guide 10: How to Successfully Treat BDD with Medication 11: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for BDD 12: Cosmetic Treatments: Surgery, Dermatologic, Dental, and Other Treatments 13: Anorexia Nervosa, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Other Psychiatric Disorders--What's Their Relationship to BDD? 14: Advice for Family Members and Friends 15: Getting Help for BDD Glossary Index
Katharine A. Phillips, MD, is Director of The BDD and Body Image Program at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and Professor of Psychiatry at Brown Medical School.
"Dr. Phillips has once again accomplished something monumental This empathetic and hopeful book provides a comprehensive understanding of body dysmorphic disorder; it also offers proven solutions for working through it effectively. I have no doubt that this eagerly anticipated and necessary contribution will be regarded as a most authoritative layman's manual for body dysmorphic disorder. "-- Britney Brimhall, Director, BDDCentral