The BDD Workbook
OCD experts James Claiborn and Cherry Pedrick show readers who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder how to overcome debilitating obsessions with perceived flaws in their appearance, establish a balanced body image, and enhance other aspects of their self-image and self-esteem. Indidividuals who suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder are excessively preoccupied with the shape or size of their body or obsessed with a facial blemish or some other minor bodily defect or specific aspect of their appearance. They spend hours each day thinking about their perceived "deformity," checking and rechecking their appearance in the mirror, or camouflaging themselves with makeup or clothing. Men affected by a form of BDD known as "muscle dysmorphia" (sometimes called "reverse anorexia") are obsessively concerned about their muscular development, no matter how large and pumped up they are. The good news is that BDD is highly treatable with cognitive-behavioral techniques, and this workbook provides these in a step-by-step format.
James M. Claiborn, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is a licensed psychologist in private practice specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorders with Manchester Counseling Services in New Hampshire. He lives in Manchester, New Hampshire. Cherry Pedrick is a registered nurse with twenty years background in medical/surgical and home health nursing. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.