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Internet Delivered CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified March 2015 by Christian Rück, Karolinska Institutet.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Christian Rück, Karolinska Institutet Identifier:
First received: November 18, 2013
Last updated: March 31, 2015
Last verified: March 2015
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 Blind (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) ]

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: November 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2016 (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


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 identifier: NCT02010619

M46: Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Psykiatri Sydväst
Stockholm, Huddinge, Sweden, 141 86
Sponsors and Collaborators
Karolinska Institutet
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Christian Rück, Associate professor, M.D., Karolinska Institutet Identifier: NCT02010619     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BDD RCT
Study First Received: November 18, 2013
Last Updated: March 31, 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Dysmorphic Disorders
Pathologic Processes
Somatoform Disorders
Mental Disorders processed this record on June 28, 2017