We provide two interactive questionnaires on line
COPS – Do I have BDD?
This questionnaire has two main uses. First, it can be used as a screening questionnaire to tell whether you might have BDD. Only a trained health professional can make a diagnosis of BDD but the questionnaire can help guide you and your health professional. The questionnaire assumes that you do NOT have a disfigurement or a defect that is easily noticeable. The judgment on how noticeable your feature(s) is made by a health professional.
The questionnaire can also be used as a measure of severity of your symptoms so you can use it before and after any treatment and provide feedback on whether your symptoms have improved or not. The questionnaire comprises just 9 items. The range is 0-72 where 72 is the most severe.
Reference: The questionnaire was developed by David Veale, Nell Ellison, Tom Werner, Rupa Dodhia, Marc Serfaty and Alex Clarke (2012) Development of a cosmetic procedure screening questionnaire (COPS) for Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 65 (4), 530-532. www.dx.doi.org/10.1016
The Appearance Anxiety Inventory
This questionnaire is designed to be used weekly during therapy to help you and your therapist to decide which behaviours or processes (e.g. ruminating) to target during therapy. The questionnaire has just 10 items and takes just a few minutes to complete. The range is 0 to 40.
Reference: The scale was developed by David Veale, Erti Eshkevari, Natalie Kanakam, Nell Ellison, Ana Costa, and Tom Werner (2013). The Appearance Anxiety Inventory. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. www.dx.doi.org/10.1017