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Behav Res Ther. 2006 Jan;44(1):99-111.

A meta-analysis of psychological and pharmacological treatments for Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada S4S 0A2.

Abstract

Although psychological and pharmacological treatment approaches for Body Dysmorphic Disorder have been evaluated, the relative effectiveness of these two types of interventions has not been examined. We conducted a meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials and case series studies involving psychological (i.e., behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, cognitive) or medication therapies. Our findings support the effectiveness of both types of therapy, but suggest that cognitive-behavioural treatment may be the most useful. These findings require cross-validation through large-scale clinical trials.

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