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Internet Delivered CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: December 13, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2017
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Rück, Karolinska Institutet
To evaluate if Internet delivered cognitive behavior therapy is an efficacious treatment when compared to a control group consisting of supportive therapy.

Condition Intervention
Body Dysmorphic Disorder BDD Behavioral: Cognitive behavior therapy Behavioral: Supportive therapy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Internet Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder - a Randomized Controlled Trial

Further study details as provided by Christian Rück, Karolinska Institutet:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder Modification of the Y-BOCS (BDD-YBOCS) [ Time Frame: Change in BDD-YBOCS from baseline (week 0) to post-treatment (week 12) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • The Montgomery Åsberg Depression Rating Scale - self report (MADRS-S) [ Time Frame: Change in MADRS-S from baseline (week 0) to post-treatment (week 12) ]

Enrollment: 94
Actual Study Start Date: November 2013
Study Completion Date: January 2015
Primary Completion Date: January 2015 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Cognitive behavior therapy Behavioral: Cognitive behavior therapy
Active Comparator: Supportive therapy Behavioral: Supportive therapy


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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • outpatient
  • ≥ 18 years
  • primary diagnosis of BDD according to the DSM-5
  • BDD-YBOCS ≥20
  • regular access to a computer with Internet access and skills to use the web.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • psychotropic medication changes within two months prior to the treatment,
  • completed CBT for BDD within the last 12 months,
  • other primary axis I diagnosis
  • current substance dependence
  • lifetime bipolar disorder or psychosis
  • suicidal ideation
  • Axis II diagnosis that could jeopardize treatment participation,
  • other current psychological treatment that could affect BDD symptoms
  • A serious medical illness that precludes participation in the study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02010619

M46: Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Psykiatri Sydväst
Stockholm, Huddinge, Sweden, 141 86
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
  More Information

Responsible Party: Christian Rück, Associate professor, M.D., Karolinska Institutet
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02010619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BDD RCT
First Submitted: November 18, 2013
First Posted: December 13, 2013
Last Update Posted: August 18, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Somatoform Disorders
Mental Disorders