Your GP is always the best first contact if you’re concerned about yourself or a family member who is displaying signs of BDD. In the first instance, a GP will consider how distressing the symptoms are and how much these symptoms are affecting quality of life. Mild BDD is manageable on a day to day basis, but severe BDD can affect a person’s everyday life.
Therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy have been proven to be successful for many sufferers, and medication is available through GPs should symptoms be extreme or severe.
Find out more about BDD and the available treatments here.
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Our Expert in Residence, therapist Sian Barnard from Peaceful Minds has a wealth of experience using CBT and hypnotherapy to help BDD sufferers.