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Treatment for Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
People with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) have intense anxiety about some aspect of their appearance. Normal looking or even attractive people with BDD fight a constant emotional battle that interferes with their daily lives. Other people may see the perceived defect as imagined or slight. However, to the person with BDD, the defect is incredibly important. Other people may not understand how debilitating BDD can be – even family and close friends. BDD is treatable. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven to be an effective path towards recovery and a healthier body image. Treatment can reduce anxiety, resolve depression and help people with the disorder get their life back.
I have participated in multiple seminars and have lectured on BDD to the medical students at Washington University.
In addition to my 35+ years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy, I am current with emerging treatment approaches to ameliorating BDD. I attended the the national BDD symposium at UCLA and I offer a comprehensive BDD treatment program.
Some red flags that indicate the presence of BDD can be found on the Menu Bar under Tests in Body Image Test for Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).
Seeing a therapist does not mean that you are weak and do not have the potential to handle your problems. Therapy is for people who are smart enough to realize they need help. I can give you tools and support for re-framing your thoughts that will last a lifetime.
I believe that behind each person’s brokenness lies a dignity that makes positive growth possible. I also believe a process of true healing can happen as we work as a team to solve your problems.
Call me at 314-644-3339 to make the necessary changes from inside out. I am ready to help.
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