Books by people with BDD

Stories of tremendous bravery, immeasurable determination and incredible hope.

Reflections on Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Stories of Courage, Determination and Hope

Nicole Schnackenberg and Sergio Petro (2016) with a Foreword by Professor Katharine Phillips, Introduction by Professor David Veale and Dr Rob Willson

Despite the extreme suffering experienced by people with BDD, it is possible to learn to cope with and even completely move beyond it. The stories in this volume powerfully attest to this. Gathered here are thirty-six lived experiences of people with BDD and their loved ones. They are stories of tremendous bravery, immeasurable determination and incredible hope.

“This is a landmark book – written mostly by sufferers, family members, and carers of those who have struggled with cruel disorder. Their perspective is invaluable, their voices are powerful, and they uniquely understand the experience of BDD”.~ Professor Katharine Phillips, MD

Available on and Amazon. £12.99. Also available as an E-Book.

Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Brian Cuban – NetMinds Corporation. (2013)

Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Memoir

Stephen Westwood

My Vision in the Mirror: One Man’s Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Mark Postal

Living With Body Dysmorphic Disorder (Biography series)

Lea Walker and Janet Lee – Amazon Kindle edition

Mirror Mirror Off The Wall: A Personal Experience of Intertwined Obsessive/Compulsive Spectrum Disorders: Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania

Jenifer Wolf – Writers Club Press (2003)

Everything You Need to Know about Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Dealing with a Distorted Body Image (Need to Know Series)

Pamela Walker – Rosen Publishing Group (1999)

The Butterfly Girl

Rachael Baughan – John Blake Publishing (2008)

The Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation. Charity no. 1153753.