Many people have contacted us during and after the walk to ask how they can get help for their own struggles with BDD, or for a family member. Below are the places we have found in our search for support. There are many others. Be sure to ask any treatment center you are considering if their staff has experience specifically with BDD.
We are envisioning a day when a young person first diagnosed with BDD has a support group available for themselves, their parents, and their siblings, just as there exist programs now to support children with cancer and their families. Both diseases have a profound impact on families. Both can be fatal.
BDD Clinic and Research Unit, Boston, MA
BDD and Body Image Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
Bio Behavioral Institute, Long Island, New York
OCD Institute, McLean Hospital, Boston
AATC – The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Bala Cynwyd PA
Books on BDD and OCD
Body Dysmporphic Disorder: an Essential Guide, by Katherine Phillips. M.D. (2009) — the updated version of her seminal book, The Broken Mirror (1986)
Feeling Good About the Way You Look, by Sabine Wilhelm, PH.D.
The BDD Workbook, by James Claiborn, PH.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.
The Adonis Complex: The Secret Crisis of Male Body Obsession, (2000) by Harrison Pope, M.D., Katharine Phillips M.D., Roberto Olivardia, PH.D.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: New Help for the Family, (2004) Herbert Gravitz
Books on the brain we found helpful
Mindsight, the New Science of Personal Transformation, by Daniel Siegel, M.D. (segments on OCD)
The Brain that Changes Itself, by Norman Doidge, M.D. (chapter on current treatment of phantom limb pain)