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UCLA Research Study for adults (18-40) with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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UCLA Research Study for Adults (18-40) with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

We will test the ability of a perceptual retraining technique to increase fixation duration and reduce scanning of facial images. We will test the healthy controls in order to determine if the perceptual retraining results in changes in brain activation patterns, which are either specific or nonspecific to BDD pathophysiology. During the perceptual retraining task we will collect functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and eye-tracking data. Before the experiment, we will take 4 color photographs of participants’ own faces.

Are you concerned about your appearance?

  • Are you concerned about specific features of your appearance that you believe are ugly or unattractive?
  • Are you spending much of your day thinking about your appearance?
  • Are you avoiding mirrors or spending a lot of time looking in the mirror?
  • Is your concern causing a lot of distress and/or interfering with your functioning?

If so, you may have a psychiatric condition called body dysmorphic disorder and may be eligible to take part in a study that is providing:

*diagnostic evaluation                   *MRI scan

*payment for participation           *parking validation


For more information contact:

(310) 206-0468

Study conducted by Jamie Feusner, M.D.

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