Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Reclaiming Your Life

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New Harbinger Publications, Sep 1, 2012 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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If you suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), you are all too aware of the negative impact this condition can have on your life. You may experience intense anxiety about perceived body or facial flaws, or obsess over thinning hair, acne, wrinkles, and scars. You may even undergo repeated cosmetic treatments and surgeries, or avoid going outside for fear of scrutiny—becoming a virtual prisoner in your own home. However, if you are ready to make a change, this book can help.

Overcoming Body Dysmorphic Disorder will help you gain a better understanding of your condition so that you can begin recovering. Based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this book offers practical exercises and worksheets to help you target the cause of your BDD, begin to change the way you think about your body, and prevent future relapse. With this book as your guide, you can move beyond your anxieties and start living with a greater sense of freedom and confidence.


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What Is BDD?
How Did You Get Body Dysmorphic Disorder?
Why Should You Seek Treatment?
What Should You Expect in Treatment?
Cognitive Therapy
Behavior Therapy
Attentional Training and Imagery Rescripting
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
How Do You Prevent Relapse?
How Can Your Family Help?

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Fugen Neziroglu, PhD, ABPP, ABBP, is a board-certified cognitive and behavior psychologist and leading researcher in the treatment of anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, trichotillomania, hoarding, body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she serves as director. She is also the coauthor of Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding, When Your Child is Cutting, and has been featured on the TLC show, Hoarders. Her books have been translated to various languages.

Sony Khemlani-Patel, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she specializes in the treatment and research of self-injury and obsessive-compulsive spectrum, anxiety, and mood disorders. She received her doctorate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, and she has been practicing for more than 15 years in the field.

Melanie T. Santos, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Bio Behavioral Institute in Great Neck, NY, where she treats body image disorders.

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