Clinicians favour ‘evidence-based practice’. Researchers aim for ‘translational research’. So why is clinical provision of CBT – which boasts the strongest evidence-base of all psychological therapies – lagging behind?
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) affects up to 2% of the population and is associated with serious impairment and disruption among sufferers. Yet, compared to other psychiatric problems, it remains relatively under-researched. Here, I describe our findings from a recent study of the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy for adolescent BDD.