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Prof. David Veale

Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

Questions to ask David.

What’s the difference between a normal appearance concern and Body Dysmorphia?

What kind of thoughts do people with Body Dysmorphia have?

How does Body Dysmorphia affect someone’s life?

Can BDD affect anyone?

Can Body Dysmorphia be cured?

What is Body Dysmorphia?

What are the symptoms of Body Dysmorphia?

What causes Body Dysmorphia?

What are the early signs of Body Dysmorphia?

What is the therapy for Body Dysmorphia?

What if I am just ugly?

Can I get better if I have a real flaw in my appearance?

How do I know if I have Body Dysmorphia?

If I have treatment for Body Dysmorphia will I let go and not care about my appearance and look bad?

Where do I go to get treatment for Body Dysmorphia?

What does someone with BDD see in the mirror?

How would I recognise that someone has Body Dysmorphia?

How should I support someone with Body Dysmorphia?

How do I learn more about Body Dysmorphia?

How do I know if my child has normal adolescent anxiety or Body Dysmorphia?

It's important and helpful to talk to other people.

David is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Nightingale Hospital, London.

He has also co-authored a professional’s treatment manual for BDD and a self-help book “Overcoming Body Image Problems”. He is a psychiatrist in London specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety, emetophobia and depression. He is also interested in the rapid treatment of depression using Wake and Light Therapy and nutritional psychiatry.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder related to body image. People experiencing BDD will often obsess about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others but make the person feel extremely distressed.

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Helpful charities.

BDD Foundation

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