Let's talk about CBT for BDD

It's normal to have worries about how we look. But what happens when these concerns get so out of hand they stop you from going out? Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an obsessive preoccupation with perceived defects in ones appearance. The condition manifests through distressing compulsions such as obsessive mirror checking, or comparing your appearance to others. The podcast below features Professor David Veale and Dr Lucy Maddox. They flesh out what prevents people with BDD accessing help as well as how CBT helps people change their body image. The podcast also features Gareth, who suffered with CBT. He explains how CBT led to his recovery, through learning how to distance himself from his distressing thoughts and retraining himself to not engage with his safety seeking compulsions, such as mirror checking. 




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