Overcoming Body Image Problems including Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Author: David Veale, Rob Willson and Alex Clarke

Date Of Publication: 03/10/2009

This book is part of the Overcoming series and provides the reader with comprehensive techniques based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to be able to identify whether an individual is struggling with their body image, alongside subsequent strategies to be able to deal with the problem.

There are a series of exercises that the reader can work through which can help them to challenge the negative thoughts that they have adopted. Other areas that it specifically references are compulsive skin picking, and specific disfigurement. It also offers some information about medications that may be available, as well as options for seeking professional support.

This resource could be used by an individual, or by a health care professional who is providing support to someone struggling with their body image. At 392 pages, this is perhaps not a quick read but it is a practical and structured approach which will suit someone who is prepared to work hard at overcoming their concerns around their body image.

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