Treatment of olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) with EMDR
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and a related condition Olfactory Reference Syndrome (ORS) have been debated for over a century regarding their nosology and treatment. Recent reviews suggest a variable response to various pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. The effects of EMDR on such cases have not yet been sufficiently explored. Here we present 18 cases of both these conditions with a high success rate using EMDR. We explore the relationship between them and offer a hypothesis to explain the aetiology based on the Adaptive Information Processing Model (AIP). Key words: body dysmorphic disorder; olfactory reference syndrome: EMDR; AIP model.
Original Work Citation
McGoldrick, T., & Begum, M. (2014, June). Treatment of olfactory reference syndrome (ORS) and body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) with EMDR. In EMDR research symposium (Derek Farrell, Chair). Symposium presented at the 15th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
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