David Veale

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Body Image

Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (modified for BDD) (YBOCS for BDD)

This is 12 item observer rated scale for rating severity of BDD. Phillips et al.

Brown Assessment of Beliefs (BABS)

This is an observer rated scale used to determine strength of conviction of beliefs and to diagnose a delusional disorder in BDD.
Eisen, J. et al

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Responsibility Attitude Scale (RAS)

The Responsibility Attitudes scale (Salkovskis et al)

Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Checklist

This is a self-report version to help define the obsessions and compulsions prior to using the Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS). (Goodman et al,

Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale

This is a standard observer rated scale to rate severity of OCD symptoms (Goodman et al.

Obsessive Compulsive Inventory (OCI)

This is a self-report measure of Obsessive Compulsive symptoms (Foa, E. et al)

Savings Inventory Revised

This is a self-report scale to measure severity of hoarding behaviour. (Frost et al, )


Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale

This is a standard observer rated scale for symptoms of depression (Montgomery, S & Asberg)

MADRS Score Card

Score Card for rating items of the MADRS.

Cognitive Behavioural Avoidance Scale

This is a self-report scale is for identifying cognitive and behavioural avoidance in depression for Behavioural Activation. It was developed by Ottenbreit, C. and Dobson, K.

Cosmetic Procedure Screening for BDD

Cosmetic Procedure Screening Scale for BDD (COPS)

This is a 9 item self-report scale to screen for Body Dysmorphic Disorder in cosmetic procedure settings.
Veale, D, Ellison, N, Werner, T, Dodhia, R, Serfaty, M & Clarke, A. (2012) Development of a cosmetic procedure screening questionnaire (COPS) for Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 65:530-532 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2011.09.007

Specific Phobia of Vomiting (Emetophobia)

There are two validated measures for a Specific Phobia of Vomiting

The first is the Specific Phobia of Vomiting Inventory which is more of a process measures  (Veale, D, Ellison, N, Boschen, M, Costa, A, Whelan, C, Muccio, F, Henry, K (2013). Development of an inventory to measure Specific Phobia of Vomiting (emetophobia). Cognitive Therapy and Research 37:595-604 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-012-9495-y )

The second is the EmetQ – Boschen, M, Veale, D., Ellison, N., Reddell, T. (2014). The Emetophobia Questionnaire (EmetQ-13): Psychometric Validation of a Measure of Specific Phobia of Vomiting. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. Epub 27 August 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.08.004


This is a self-report questionnaire used for rating severity of a fear of vomiting. It is currently being validated. (Boschen et al, unpublished)

Specific Phobia of Vomiting Inventory

This is a measure of cognitive processes and behaviours that are relevant in maintaining symptoms of a specific phobia of vomiting. It is currently being evaluated and will be submitted shortly as Veale et al.

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    We don't know is the right answer as very little research has been done into emetophobia. I am currently collaborating with colleagues in the...

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