in our Forums
or Join our BDD Online Support Group
to talk with others who
share this same disorder? If yes, you can join our
BDD egroup here,
egroup unrelated to this site, or go directly
to our new online chat and
First BDD Conference
to Take Place in North America!
Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder Conference
Saturday April 23, 2005
for further information, please visit
BDD CONFERENCE WEBSITE
All conference proceeds will go to the Neysa Jane
BDD Fund, Inc. for further Body Dysmorphic Disorder
research and education.
Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
part in a free treatment program for BDD that combines
medication treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy.
It is a 28-week program to examine the effectiveness of
serotonin reuptake inhibitor medications in combination
with cognitive behavioral therapy in the treatment of body
dysmorphic disorder (ages 16-65). GCO#00-0211 PS*, MSSM
IRB approved through 5/31/05.
Please contact the Clinical
Research Coordinator, Bryann Baker, at (917) 492-9449
for further information.
Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Research Study Complete!
psychology student sponsored by the Bio-behavioral Institute
performed a study on the role of critical parents
in developing BDD. Thanks to everybody who took the
time to participate by filling out an online survey. To
see an abstract from the study, please visit the
forums. To obtain a power-point presentation of the
research results, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
of January 24th, 2005, a research study is currently underway
regarding parent/child relationships for those with BDD.
If you would be interested in conducting a 40-45 minute
phone interview, please contact Paulette Howard at email@example.com
National Mental Health Association has provided a list of
internship and job
opportunities to those interested in the healthcare
BDD/OCD Conference Being Held
November 1st, a conference, organized by two
sufferers and concentrating on the topics BDD
and OCD, will be held in Birmingham. If
you are in the area, be sure to attend and show
BDD Video and DVD Available
The Neysa Jane BDD Fund,
Inc. has created a video and DVD,
In the Eye of the Beholder,covering the
topic of BDD. It runs roughly 22 minutes in length, and
covers the basics of the disorder as well
as treatment. It is a great way to teach
people about this often difficult to explain disorder.
For more information about price/availability, please
contact Kathleen Powley of the Neysa Jane BDD Fund, Inc.
Pamphlete in Progress!
a pamphlete is being created with the aim
of helping therapists, sufferers, and their loved ones understand
BDD and spread the word of the disorder. A professional
designer is lending her skills to the project, as well as
a graduate student in Psychology at Yale, amongst others.
If you feel you have any skills or suggestions to benefit
this project, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
with "BDD Pamphlete" in the subject line.
BDD Workbook Available and BDD Book in Progress
BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End
Body Image Obsessions, written by James Claiborn and
Cherry Pedrick, has been released and is now available
at Amazon.com for $13.27 as well as at selected bookstores.
The book is solution oriented, which makes
it unique compared to other books available on the topic.
Additionally, Dr. David Veale and Dr. F. Neziroglu are working
on a BDD book, which will be a treatment manual for
clinicians, roughly scheduled for release in 2004.
Feature Now Freely Available!
now have the opportunity to create anonymous journal entries
to track your progress and share your experiences with others.
To see the anonymous journals,
To set up your own journal, click here