Several studies have found CBT to successfully reduce BDD severity and related symptoms such as depression (Mc Kay, 1999; Mc Kay et al., 1997; Rosen et al., 1995; Veale et al., 1996; Wilhelm et al., 1999; Wilhelm et al., 2011; Wihelm et al., 2014).
CBT models of BDD (e.g., Veale, 2004; Wilhelm et al., 2013) incorporate biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors in the development and maintenance of BDD.
A major goal of social skills training is teaching persons who may or may not have emotional problems about the verbal as well as nonverbal behaviors involved in social interactions.
There are many people who have never been taught such interpersonal skills as making "small talk" in social settings, or the importance of good eye contact during a conversation.
Individuals with BDD also overestimate the meaning and importance of perceived physical imperfections.