Clinical Research

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Clinic & Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School was founded in 1998 by Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D. Currently, this is one of the few clinics in the United States, and the only clinic in Boston, specializing in the treatment and research of BDD.

More About Body Dismorphic Disorder

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The facts about BDD.

Information about the treatment of BDD.

Our Approach

Body Dysmorphic Disorder is an illness about which there is inadequate awareness among healthcare professionals, as well as the general public, insufficient research, and meager funds for treatment. Working in close connection with the MGH Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic & Research Unit and the MGH Trichotillomania Clinic & Research Unit the mission of the BDD Clinic is to educate healthcare professionals and the general public, advance research, and conduct state-of-the-art treatment and research aimed at improving the standard of care for people suffering from BDD and related disorders.

The MGH Body Dysmorphic Disorder Clinic & Research Unit provides state-of-the-art care for people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and related disorders. We offer both cognitive-behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy. We also provide one-time consultations, evaluations, and follow-up care. Treatment delivered in the context of research studies is usually provided at no cost to our patients.

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