The BDD Workbook

Overcome Body Dysmorphic Disorder and End Body Image Obsessions

James Claiborn, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N.

The BDD Workbook was published in 2002 by New Harbinger Publications. We’d like to tell you more about this valuable resource. Below is a look at what experts in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy are saying about our book. 

What the Experts are Saying about The Habit Change Workbook

The BDD Workbook fills a gaping need for sufferers of BDD and their families. Claiborn and Pedrick offer a solid, unique, yet comprehensive approach to changing self-destructive body image problems and altering dysfunctional beliefs that maintain negative body focus. I recommend it without hesitation as an important fist step to understanding and overcoming this troubling disorder.”

Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D., OCD Resource Center of South Florida, and coauthor of The OCD Workbook

“This book is essential for anyone who suffers from BDD or body image dissatisfaction, as well as for any professional who treats these problems. This is the first step-by-step book for overcoming BDD and I am confident that it will quickly become the definitive book on the topic. Like other books by its experienced authors, The BDD Workbook is comprehensive, very well written, and easy to understand. Most importantly, the recommended strategies are tried and true, based on sound scientific research. I highly recommend this book!”

Martin M. Antony, Ph.D., Director, Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care and McMaster University, and author of The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook and When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

“Claiborn and Pedrick have teamed up again to produce another practical and helpful book. The BDD Workbook is full of information and helpful suggestions that will allow sufferers of this painful and sometimes disabling disorder to attain healthier and more adaptive perspectives on appearance and move forward with their lives.”

Michael Jenike, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Director, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Clinic and Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, and editor of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Practical Management

“Having researched and treated individuals with BDD since it was recognized ten years ago, I must say that Claiborn and Pedrick have done a superb job developing strategies to help BDD sufferers change their attitudes, behaviors, and habits regarding body image issues. With its step-by-step, easy-to-follow format, The BDD Workbook helps readers deal with their own specific issues – regardless of the extent of their body image problem.”

Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D., ABBP, ABPP, Clinical Director of Bio-Behavioral Institute, Great Neck, NY and author of numerous books about OCD, including Over and Over Again, Biobehavioral Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment

“Far too many people silently suffer with this disabling body image disorder. Claiborn and Pedrick expertly offer the information and interventions to help individuals with body dysmorphic disorder create the needed balance in their body image experiences and their lives. The BDD Workbook is an excellent and essential resource for mental health professionals wishing to provide mindfully innovative therapeutic care.”

Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Old Dominion University and author of The Body Image Workbook

“This book provides clear and practical guidelines that should be of considerable help to those many persons suffering from Body Dysmorphic Disorder. It should help to raise awareness about a problem that has not been widely recognized until recently.”

Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D., author of The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Beyond Anxiety and Phobia, and Healing Fear

“As I read The BDD Workbook, I kept wishing that such a wonderful resource had been available to me when I first started showing signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder nearly thirty years ago. I found this book to be a thoughtful, step-by-step guide that will be extraordinarily valuable to BDD sufferers, their families, and to clinicians. I congratulate the authors for putting together this rich, easy-to-read manual, which clearly offers new hope to those of us living with BDD and related disorders.”

Scott M. Granet, L.C.S.W., Psychotherapist and President of the Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation of the San Francisco Bay Area

The BDD Workbook is an impressive contribution to the small body of existing literature for people struggling with body image concerns and for mental health care professionals. Claiborn and Pedrick offer a thorough descriptive discussion of BDD as well as a practical, user-friendly presentation of cognitive-behavioral intervention strategies. Specifically, the numerous worksheets, exercises, and clinical examples allow both patients and practitioners to understand the utility of CBT for BDD. The authors maintain a compassion and hopeful voice throughout this valuable resource.”

Barbara Van Noppen, M.S.W., Research Associate, Brown University Department of Psychology

“Claiborn and Pedrick have produced in The BDD Workbook a simple, straightforward aid for sufferers of body image concerns. In cases of mild discomfort or severe anguish the exercises in this book will be of great help to anyone experiencing the pain of BDD or body image problems. We at the Neysa Jane Body Dysmorphic Fund, Inc. are glad to see a new tool to help people with BDD get back to happy active lives.”

James W. Powley, President, Neysa Jane Body Dysmorphic Fund, Inc.

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