NICE Evidence Update

I chaired the NICE Evidence Update on OCD and BDD which is now published and can be downloaded from here  http://www.evidence.nhs.uk/evidence-update-47 The team searched for all trials conducted since the guidelines were published  in 2005 (i.e. the search was for the past 10 years). The quality of the trials varies with a lot of  small studies – there are a …

Ugly Duckling Cartoon

    The Ugly Duckling – Reproduced by kind permission of PRIVATE EYE magazine and Len Hawkins When I first saw this cartoon, I groaned. I though that the cartoonist had misunderstood the nature of BDD, which is of course defined as a preoccupation and marked distress with a perceived defect which is not noticeable to others. However this cartoon …

Story on labiaplasty

    A quote from me was published in the Observer about our study on labiaplasty. If your planning to have labial surgery, please consider volunteering for our research project here