Please call us at 401-444-1644 or 401-444-1646, or email us at BDD@lifespan.org
if you’re interested in any of our clinical services or want to
participate in one of our research
studies and obtain study treatment at no cost to you.
If you live in the Boston area, please call our research colleagues at Massachusetts
General Hospital/Harvard Medical School about the possibility of
participating in one of our treatment studies and obtaining study
treatment at that site. This program is directed by Sabine Wilhelm, PhD,
associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. You can
contact the program by calling 1-877-464-4233, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We collaborate with Wilhelm’s team on several research studies.
If you live elsewhere, we periodically update our list
of treatment providers around the world who have experience treating
BDD. This list is not comprehensive and, regretfully, we are
unable to provide referral information other than what is on this
It’s important that people with BDD or related disorders, such as
obsessive-compulsive disorder and olfactory reference syndrome, see a
licensed mental health professional who is familiar with these disorders
and the treatment described on this website and in scientific articles
and our books. It is also important to discuss your appearance concerns,
and the possibility that you have BDD or these other disorders, with the
treatment provider. Other options for finding treatment for BDD
To find a psychiatrist or therapist with expertise in
our referral list. You can also call your state
psychiatric or psychological society for a referral.
To find a therapist with experience in cognitive
behavioral therapy, you can contact the Association for
Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies at www.abct.org
or 212-647-1890. We encourage you to ask any therapist
you are referred to whether they are familiar with BDD
and have experience treating it.
If you live near a medical school, you can call the
department of psychiatry to see if they have any faculty
or staff with experience treating BDD.