Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Body dysmorphic disorder; Body image disturbance;
Although researchers have been studying Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) for almost two decades, the majority of research findings with regard to the disorder have only recently been reviewed and published. Additional research is needed to better understand and treat BDD. But those that currently suffer from BDD cannot wait for these studies to be published; they are in need of adequate treatment and competent professionals to assist them with their disorder. Information from published literature has been synthesized within this paper to provide mental health counselors with an awareness of BDD including the definition of BDD, the relation of gender to BDD, assessment tools, treatment, and additional resources available in order to better serve clients seeking mental health services.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2006 Teresa M. Barrett
Barrett, Teresa M., "An introduction to body dysmorphic disorder for mental health counselors" (2006). Graduate Research Papers. 314.