Below you will find a growing list of resources that will help you navigate the world of BDD. All are resources that I have used and find extremely helpful.
Finding a counselor in your area
The BDD Alliance – wonderful website with links to counselors specializing in treating BDD and OCD
|Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder This is wonderful book written by Brian Cuban – The brother of famed millionaire and tech mogul Mark Cuban from The Shark Tank. It is great to finally hear a man’s voice in this space. The book is honest, timely and gives practical advice that we can all use to overcome BDD. The book is also available in the Kindle Lending library which is how I found it. This is a must read.|
|Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorderby Katherine Phillips, M.D.A Wonderful, concise and essential book to understand the diagnosis and treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It is a fairly short and easy read, that is full of top-notch information!Material is complete and presented in an organized and useful way. The understanding enabled for both client and therapist is one of the main traits of this book. And the author is obviously committed to the betterment/healing of her clients|
|Feeling Good about the Way You Look: A Program for Overcoming Body Image Problems by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.This is a wonderful book! Written by the Director of the MGH OCD and Related Disorders Program, and Founder of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic, this book offers individuals suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder with critical tools to understand BDD and to bring their disorder under control.The step by step approach detailed in the book is exactly what is needed for patients and clinicians alike. I have enthusiastically been recommending it to all of my clients who have BDD, and to colleagues interested in learning more about it. This book offers new hope to the millions of people worldwide who live with this troubling, but treatable disorder.|
|The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living Did you know that recent happiness research proves that much of what the experts tell us about happiness is untrue? Trying to repress unhappy thoughts is not only a waste of time but a harmful approach to overcoming our anxiety and depression. Read this book and change the way you think about what makes us happy and how to find a more peaceful life.|
|The BDD Workbook: Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions by James Claiborn, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.This workbook really delves into the thought processes of a person who suffers from this exhausting illness. The worksheets and exercises really cause you to challenge the beliefs which have been engrained in your memory for decades.I would highly recommend this workbook for anyone who is self directed and able to work through the exercises on their own.|
|The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder by Katherine Phillips, M.D.KatherinePhillips other book “Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder” is a more concise and consolidated read, it is also newer.But, if you want a more in-depth look into BDD and it’s treatment by the worlds leading expert, then “The Broken Mirror” is a must read. Probably still considered the gold standard.|
BDD Web Sites, Forums and Blogs
- PsychForums BDD Forum: This isn’t the prettiest web site but it is functional and boasts a fairly active community. It is easy to create an account and it is easy to post updates, comment within the forum and blog anonymously.
- The Experience Project: Not necessarily a psych forum but has a great BDD community and is a good place to enter a discussion, voice concerns or help out somebody else who may be suffering just as your self. Just type BDD in the search bar.
- Changing Faces: An amazing site dedicated to those struggling with facial deformities – in any way, shape or form!
- Beating BDD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder – The Daily Battle by Phil
- Drugrehab.com: Research suggests that nearly 50% of individuals with an eating disorder are also abusing drugs and/or alcohol, a rate 5 times greater than what is seen in the general population. Get the care you need and take the first step toward recovery today.
- If Only: A wonderful testimonial of what it is like to live with BDD. I found this both personal and extremely consistent with what it s like to wake up every day and wish you could be in a different body. “If only” says it all… On the Experience Project Web site.