Experiential avoidance in body dysmorphic disorder

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WILSON, Anne C., Sabine WILHELM, Andrea S. HARTMANN, 2014. Experiential avoidance in body dysmorphic disorder. In: Body Image. Elsevier. 11(4), pp. 380-383. ISSN 1740-1445. eISSN 1873-6807. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.06.006

@article{Wilson2014-09Exper-55370, title={Experiential avoidance in body dysmorphic disorder}, year={2014}, doi={10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.06.006}, number={4}, volume={11}, issn={1740-1445}, journal={Body Image}, pages={380--383}, author={Wilson, Anne C. and Wilhelm, Sabine and Hartmann, Andrea S.} }

terms-of-use Experiential avoidance (i.e., the attempt to avoid certain internal experiences including bodily sensations, thoughts, emotions, memories, and urges) has been studied in various psychological disorders. However, research examining experiential avoidance in individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is limited and inconsistent. The present study compared experiential avoidance in individuals with primary BDD (n=23) to healthy controls (n=22). Standardized measures were used to assess baseline clinical characteristics as well as experiential avoidance. Compared to healthy controls, individuals with BDD presented with significantly greater experiential avoidance (p<.001, d=-2.51). In BDD, experiential avoidance was positively correlated with depressive symptoms (p<.01) and avoidant coping strategies (p<.01). Clinician sensitivity to experiential avoidance may serve to improve the course of treatment for BDD. Experiential avoidance in body dysmorphic disorder Wilson, Anne C. Hartmann, Andrea S. 2014-09 eng 2021-10-26T09:22:37Z 2021-10-26T09:22:37Z Wilhelm, Sabine Wilson, Anne C. Hartmann, Andrea S. Wilhelm, Sabine

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