Research Feature - Remission Outcomes Following CBT or Supportive Psychotherapy for BDD
#ADAA2021Virtual Donald F. Klein Runner Up Research Presentation
Although remission rates are key efficacy benchmarks that patients are likely to ask for before beginning psychotherapy, little data exist on remission rates after psychotherapy for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). This webinar presents remission rates following 24 weeks of therapist-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or supportive psychotherapy (SPT) for BDD (N=120), using secondary data from a large, randomized controlled trial (Wilhelm et al., 2019). The webinar also covers remission outcomes at 6-month follow-up, including rates of delayed remission, sustained remission, no remission at any time point, and recurrence by treatment condition. Finally, the webinar covers changes in broader mental health outcomes - depression severity, functional impairment, BDD-related insight, and quality of life - among remitters compared to non-remitters at treatment endpoint. Results are presented with an eye toward clinical implications.