Do I have BDD? Take the test

This test was developed by BDD specialists as an inital screening to understand whether someone might have Body Dysmorphic Disorder.

We are very sorry, but the BDD test is not currently available. We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Please come back in a few days. In the meantime, you read about the most common feelings and symptoms people with BDD can experience here.

This questionnaire has two main uses.

  1. It can be used as a screening questionnaire to tell whether you might have BDD.
  2. The questionnaire can also be used as a measure of the 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 of just 9 items. The range is 0-72 where 72 is the most severe.

Before you take the test, it’s important that you note that:

  • Only a trained health professional can make a diagnosis of BDD, although 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) can be made by a health professional.

About the test

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.

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.