Mar 14, 2019
Most of us have some worries about how we look, but what if those worries get so bad they stop you being able to go out?
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a serious problem but it can be overcome, as Gareth explains.
Gareth and Prof David Veale talk to Dr Lucy Maddox.
This show includes mention of suicide.
The website of the BABCP is at babcp.com.
To find an accredited CBT therapist go to http://www.cbtregisteruk.com.
The website of the BDD Foundation is at: https://bddfoundation.org/
You can find questionnaires, information, videos of people with BDD speaking about their experience and resources about where to seek help.
This Australian website has self-help booklets on BDD: https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/
A really good book by David is this one: Overcoming Body Image Problems by David Veale and Rob Wilson.
Gareth recommends looking through when you're not too anxious, and persevering even if it doesn't reduce your anxiety straight away as it will help you hit the ground running with therapy.
Editing consultation: Eliza Lomas
Music: Gabe Stebbing
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