Appearance Anxiety

A Guide to Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder for Young People, Families and Professionals

Authors
The National and Specialist OCD BDD and Related Disorders Service

The first book for teens that explains the causes and impact of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). The book is interspersed with accounts and artwork from young people with BDD, along with perspectives of their families. BDD is a debilitating mental health disorder, and this book gives advice on treatment including CBT and medication, and shows where to get help.

It increases awareness, provides solidarity for people with BDD, and alerts others to key signs and symptoms so they can prevent further suffering. It also includes a short section for families and professionals on what they can do to help, making this the go-to book for professionals and families to recommend to teens, as well an invaluable resource for young people themselves.

£10.99
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Press reviews for: Appearance Anxiety

Scarlett Bagwell, mother of a BDD sufferer, BDD Foundation Trustee

A very informative, well written and easily understandable book about a little known, yet quite common condition. I wish this had been available to me before my daughter went through a long and painful route to being diagnosed and treated. Every doctors' surgery, CAMHS and school should have a copy of this to raise awareness.

Elias Marchetti, young person with BDD

Having suffered from BDD for two years before being treated, I would say that recognising the signs and symptoms of this condition is very important. That's why I wholeheartedly recommend this book - knowing about these problems is key. We need to be more educated about mental health, and I believe this book is one clear step towards that future.

Parents In Touch

It increases awareness, provides solidarity for people with BDD, and alerts others to key signs and symptoms so they can prevent further suffering. It also includes a short section for families and professionals on what they can do to help, making this the go-to book for professionals and families to recommend to teens, as well an invaluable resource for young people themselves. Perceptive, informative and practical, this is a good guide to a serious medical issue, written in a way that will appeal to a wide audience.

Having read this book, I feel that it has a lot of potential to be very helpful for many people - including those experiencing BDD, those who know people that are affected by BDD and even people who currently have no association with the condition at all. This is because, with the simple layout and the images, the book is a very easy read which gives extensive insight into the disorder.

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