Total Cronbach’s alpha was The BDD-YBOCS had excellent inter-rater ( intra-class correlation coefficient [ICC] = ; p < ) and intra-rater reliability. The BDD-YBOCS is an observer rated scale to assess the severity of BDD The COPS is a self-report scale designed to screen for symptoms of BDD in. body dysmorphic disorder scale notes. The body dysmorphic disorder scale ( BDD-YBOCS) was developed by Katharine Phillips and colleagues (details at the .

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Scales used for BDD

ICCs also showed good test-retest reliability over one week for the total score and all individual items Table 1. As ybocz service to our customers we are providing this early version of the manuscript.

If social anxiety and social avoidance are due to embarrassment and shame about perceived appearance flaws, and diagnostic criteria for BDD are met, BDD should be diagnosed rather than social anxiety disorder social phobia. The impact of body-image experiences: The Brown Assessment of Beliefs Scale: In addition, most studies have found that level of insight improves with SRI treatment, including in patients with delusional BDD.

Because BDD-related repetitive behaviors can potentially be witnessed by other people, ubocs may be a useful clue that a patient who is reluctant to divulge his or her concerns has BDD.

It was developed by Katherine Phillips and colleagues and consists of 12 items and the range is from 0 to Yet, research has shown that patients want their clinician to ask them about BDD symptoms. The relatively high correlation with the GAF is perhaps to be expected, given that BDD was the primary disorder for A severity rating scale for body dysmorphic disorder: Cognitive behavior group therapy for body dysmorphic disorder: Resistance against thoughts about the body defect 0.

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Scores of 40 or above are strongly suggestive of a diagnosis of BDD. It is intended for use only with people who have already been diagnosed with BDD.

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The Appearance Anxiety Inventory. Time spent in activities related to the body defect 0. BDD-related psychotic symptoms — i. It is available for a nominal fee or for free if used in research write to Professor Cash and is available from his website.

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An open-label study of citalopram in body dysmorphic disorder. Suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts are common in people with BDD. A self-report version with demonstrated reliability and validity is not available. New York State Psychiatric Institute; Ybocd level of subjective distress and psychosocial impairment associated with physical appearance may be the most important factor to be evaluated in cosmetic surgery patients. Test-retest ybcs reproducibility is the ability of an instrument to produce stable or similar results on repeated administration when no change in patient characteristics has occurred.

Diagnosis and Clinical Assessment in BDD

And, one in four individuals with BDD actually attempt suicide. Eur J Plast Surg.

Phillips KA, Menard W. Body dysmorphic disorder and other clinically significant body image concerns in adolescent psychiatric inpatients: Clinicians must also ascertain that at some point during the course of the disorder the patient has engaged in one or more repetitive behaviorssuch as mirror checking, skin picking, seeking reassurance about perceived appearance flaws, comparing with others, or other behaviors described above.


Face validity evaluates whether the instrument appears to measure what it was designed to ybkcs. Patients with mild to moderate body ybpcs disorder may benefit from rhinoplasty. Differentiation from an eating disorder: The first five items assess obsessional preoccupations about perceived appearance defects time preoccupied, interference in functioning and distress due to perceived appearance defects, yobcs against preoccupations, and control over preoccupations.

This scale was administered to the first 98 subjects in the observational course study we subsequently discontinued using it to decrease subject burden. To differentiate BDD from more normal, non-pathological, appearance concerns, the clinician must ascertain that the preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

This semi-structured interview is fairly lengthy, and it is of limited usefulness for patients with more severe BDD symptoms.

This analysis resulted in the development of consensus version 1 of the BBD-YBOCS in Brazilian Portuguese, which was appropriately adapted to the linguistic and cultural context of the target population, maintaining all the essential characteristics of the original scale in English.

Body Image, 1 4 Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind is that many patients with BDD do not spontaneously reveal their BDD symptoms to their clinician because they are too embarrassed and ashamed, fear being negatively judged e.