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New Study Exploring Children’s and Young Persons’ Experiences of BDD… Seeking Participants
There is not much research into body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in children and young people, despite estimates that BDD affects around 2.2% of the UK adolescent population. Therefore, very little is known about the experience of children and young people with a diagnosis of BDD…with your help, this can change!
As a doctoral student on the Child, Education and Community Psychology programme at the Tavistock and one of our trustees here at the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, Nicole Schnackenberg is conducting research into the experiences of BDD of children and young people who identify with this diagnosis.
Nicole is looking for children and young people in the UK aged between 13 and 19 years old who identify as struggling with body dysmorphic disorder to take part in this study. Involvement will include two brief meetings with Nicole (approximately 30 to 60 minutes each in length) at the Tavistock and Portman Centre in Belsize Lane in London to explore the child or young person’s experiences related to BDD. During each meeting, we will collaboratively explore the experience of living with BDD through conversation and the sharing of chosen objects/poetry/artwork/photography dependent on the child or young person’s interests. This will not be a clinical assessment in any way but simply an opportunity for the child/young person to share their experiences of BDD.
The identities of all research participants will be anonymised. Research participants are at liberty to withdraw at any time up until the point of data analysis without giving any reason and without it having any negative consequences i.e. they will, for example, continue to have the same access to support services as they might have had before. A decision either to take part or not to take part in this study will not affect any support from, or connection with, the BDD Foundation or any other organisation you/your child might have.
You are warmly encouraged to ask questions about this research project. Nicole is available to chat either over the phone (07931969611– please leave a voicemail and she will call you back) or email (NSchnackenberg@Tavi-Port.nhs.uk). Please send Nicole an email or give her a call if you would like to be sent an information pack, including consent forms to sign if you decide to take part.
Nicole is grateful to you for considering taking part in this research and/or for considering sharing this information with a child or young person who might be interested in participating.
Together we can increase understanding and raise awareness of BDD in children and young people.
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