Attentional Bias in Body Dysmorphic Disorder (VAB)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) participants will demonstrate greater attentional biases as compared to healthy control (HC) participants. Greater attention bias will be associated with greater distress. Greater attention bias will be associated with greater symptom severity.
Body Dysmorphic Disorders
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Attentional Bias in Body Dysmorphic Disorder|
- Attention Pattern [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Gaze tracking via an Eyelink II eye tracker will determine perception of visual information.
- Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDS) [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Participants will provide a distress score based on the facial images observed.
- Facial Attractiveness [ Time Frame: Day 2 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Using a 9-point Likert scale, participants will rate the perceived most attractive and unattractive feature of their own and the control face.
|Study Start Date:||March 2011|
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) Participants
Participants must be 18 years or older with a primary diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a BDD Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (BDDY-BOCS) score of >20, and a primary facial/head concern. Participants must have the ability to provide informed consent and understand study staff.
Males and females 18 years of age or older with ability to provide informed consent and understand study staff.
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02114|
|Principal Investigator:||Sabine Wilhelm, Ph. D.||Massachusetts General Hospital|
|Study Director:||Jennifer Greenberg, Psy. D.||Massachusetts General Hospital|