BDD is a debilitating and complex condition with profound impacts on mental health; risk of suicide for sufferers is 4500% more than the general population. BDD can be managed with therapy, but sufferers face long waits for clinical help. Our program will accelerate access to life saving treatment.
BDD is a much misunderstood and severely debilitating condition - sufferers become obsessed with a 'perceived' physical defect with profound negative impacts to mental-health and wellbeing. Over 1.1Million UK people live with BDD. The condition can be managed with therapy (CBT) but NHS waiting lists can be 2 years long (it also takes an average 10yrs to get an official medical diagnosis). Which is a potentially fatal wait; suicide rates for BDD sufferers are 4500% more than the national average!
To reduce suffering and waiting times for treatment, our clinical practitioners have developed the 'Overcoming BDD Program', which enables up to 30 individuals to join a 20-week programme of specialised CBT based treatment in a group context online – it has proven to be effective in measurably reducing BDD based anxieties and motivating behaviour change. We have a significant priority list of sufferers who have been awaiting treatment for +1yr. For £20K we can get 120 people into our program.