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You may find the following books really helpful if you are wanting to understand BDD and/or consider various treatment approaches.

Gilbert, P. The Compassionate Mind.

Schnackenberg, N. (Ed.). Trauma-Informed and Embodied Approaches to Body Dysmorphic Disorder.  (includes chapter by B. Hutton on 'Treating BDD with EMDR')

Schnackenberg, N., Petro, S.  Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope.

Veale, D. Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual.

You can watch the webinar I gave for the BDD Foundation on EMDR for BDD here:


Balint, M. (1992). The basic fault (3rd ed.). Northwestern University Press.

Bowlby, J. (2005). The making and breaking of affectional bonds. Routledge Classics.

Gerhadt, S. (2004). Why Love Matters. Routledge.

Hazell, J. (2000). An object relations perspective on the development of the person. In U. McCluskey, & C. Hooper (Eds.), Psychodynamic perspectives on abuse: The cost of fear (pp. 25-39). Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Howell, E. (2019). From hysteria to chronic relational trauma disorder: The history of borderline personality disorder and its connection to trauma, dissociation, and psychosis. In A. Moskowitz, M. J. Dorahy, & I. Schäfer (Eds.), Psychosis, trauma and dissociation (pp. 83-95). John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Lee, D., James, S. The Compassionate Mind Approach to Recovering from Trauma: Using Compassion Focused Therapy. 

Moskovitz, R. Lost in the Mirror: an inside look at borderline personality disorder. 


Gore, C. (2022). #Positioned: to Receive and Maintain Your Miracle.

Gore, C. (2013). Walking in Supernatural Healing Power.

Hutton, B. (2020). The More Course.

Hutton, B. (2020). Still the Hunger.


I have found the following really helpful on understanding DID.  Valerie Sinason in particularly has written extensively on the subject.

Mollon, P. (1996). Multiple selves, multiple voices: Working with trauma, violation and dissociation. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Olson, S. (1997). Becoming One: A story of triumph over multiple personality disorder. Trilogy.

Sinason, V. (1998). Memory in Dispute. Karnac.

Sinason, V. (2011). Attachment, trauma and multiplicity: Working with dissociative identity disorder. (2nd ed.). Routledge.

Sinason, V. (2012). Trauma, dissociation and multiplicity: Working on identity and selves. Routledge.

Yeung, D. (2014). Engaging Multiple Personalities. Vol.1 & 2. ISBN 978-1500921675


Shapiro, F. (2013). Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy. Rodale.

Shapiro, F. (2018). Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York: The Guilford Press.

Shapiro, F. (2020). EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma. Audible Audiobook.

Brayne, M. Unleash Your EMDR: Release the Magic: A Guidebook for Attachment-Informed, Integrative, Transpersonal EMDR. 

Parnell, L. Attachment-Focused EMDR: Healing Relational Trauma. 

Brown, K.W., McGoldrick, T., Buchanan, R. (2009). Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Seven cases treated with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. Cambridge University Press.

Berntsson, H., Brayne, M., Bursnall, M., Hind, D., Thomas, B.D., Strong, E. (2022). Clinician and Patient Experience of Internet-Mediated Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy. Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health.

Proudlock, S., Hutchins, J. (2016). EMDR Within Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research,  Vol.10. Issue 1,  DOI: 10.1891/1933-3196.10.1.47.

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