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What is body dysmorphic disorder?

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In this clip Chelsea based private psychologist Anna Saunders discusses the anxiety condition of body dysmorphic disorder and how sufferers sometimes go to extreme lengths to alter their body. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://staging-thechelseapsychologyclinic.kijodev.com

Video Transcription

Body dysmorphic disorder is an anxiety condition where people develop a fixation on a particular part of their body that they would like to be different or absent that can result in them wanting to get extreme measures to change this part of their body.

Dr Anna Saunders

Dr Anna Saunders

19 June 2022

"Dr Anna Saunders completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at University College, London (UCL) with first class honours. She also completely her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCL in 2007. Dr Saunders worked in a specialist treatment service in central London for the NHS working with complex difficulties for many years as well as developing a private practice since 2015."

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