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I am so sorry that you son has been struggling with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and OCD, I can imagine how stressful that must be for him and for you to see him like this.
There are a few forums that I can recommend, let me pull up my list of them. But I wanted to as does you son have and good Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) workbooks that he can use at home to practice his CBT techniques?
Yes, we have workbooks written by Dr. Katharine Phillips.. He has not wanted to work through him because "he is not ill."
He has not been able to work or go to school for over two years.
Okay well she is very good, and I have read a few of her books before. I can recommend other CBT books not dependent on BDD though if you like.
I am so sorry that your son has been struggling with this for so long
So here are some good forums for BDD for your son
When he has received therapy not related to his BDD symptoms, it has not been helpful for his particular symptoms. It gave him someone to talk to.
Thank you for the references.
I have actually been to two of these sites and will certainly try the third. Thank you.
That is frustrating I can imagine, these forums are usually peer based, so they may be able to motivate him and give him insight as these individuals are going through similar symptoms as him
Also what I would recommend would be peer support groups. Usually there are support groups sponsored at the local community center that may help him
Thank you. That might actually be helpful.
Anytime, Is there anything else I can assist you with?
No. Thank you.
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