Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Versus Supportive Psychotherapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

We are conducting a research study to learn more about two different forms of therapy to help individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD): cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a promising new treatment for BDD, and supportive psychotherapy (SPT), the most commonly received therapy for BDD.

We would like to find out which treatment is more effective for BDD. Participants will be randomly assigned (like the flip of a coin) to receive 22 sessions (over 24 weeks) of either CBT or SPT. Study visits will take place at either Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, or at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Principal Investigator: 
Sabine Wilhelm, PhD
Rachel Schwartz, 617-643-4357,