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Cognitive Model Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

This is a cognitive model of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) adapted from Veale (2001). The model identified key maintenance mechanisms which serve to prolong distress and preoccupation in BDD. This worksheet can be used as an aid to individualised case formulation in BDD.

  • Veale, D. (2004). Advances in a cognitive behavioural model of body dysmorphic disorder. Body Image 1, 113-125 veale.co.uk
  • Veale, D. (2001). Cognitive-behavioural therapy for body dysmorphic disorder. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 7, 125-132 veale.co.uk



Cognitive Model Of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)