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Recent Developments:
Chat in our Forums or Join our BDD Online Support Group
Want to talk with others who share this same disorder? If yes, you can join our BDD egroup here, another active egroup unrelated to this site, or go directly to our new online chat and forums!
First BDD Conference to Take Place in North America!

Los Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder Conference
Saturday April 23, 2005

for further information, please visit
THE BDD CONFERENCE WEBSITE

All conference proceeds will go to the Neysa Jane BDD Fund, Inc. for further Body Dysmorphic Disorder research and education.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Psychopharmacology/Psychotherapy Study
Take 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
(917) 492-9449
bryann.baker@mssm.edu

BDD Research Study Complete!
A 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 brit@bddcentral.com.
Call for Volunteers!
As 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 paulettehoward@lclondon.co.uk
Employment Opportunities!
The National Mental Health Association has provided a list of internship and job opportunities to those interested in the healthcare profession.
Annual BDD/OCD Conference Being Held

On 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 your support!

New 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. at neysabdd@comcast.net

New Pamphlete in Progress!
Currently, 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: brit@bddcentral.com with "BDD Pamphlete" in the subject line.
New BDD Workbook Available and BDD Book in Progress
The 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.
Journal Feature Now Freely Available!
You now have the opportunity to create anonymous journal entries to track your progress and share your experiences with others.
To see the anonymous journals, click here.
To set up your own journal, click here
   


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