Here at the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Program at Rhode Island Hospital,
which is affiliated with The
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, we conduct
research studies to learn more about the characteristics and treatment
of body dysmorphic disorder. Our current studies are sponsored by the
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and private donations.
We collaborate on research studies with researchers at Massachusetts
General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. If you live within driving
distance of our program in Providence, Rhode Island, or within driving
distance of Boston, Massachusetts, participating in one of our studies
may be an option for you.
Learn more about our studies:
What We Offer
If You Are Interested in Participating
1) We will first speak with you by phone to ask you some questions about
your body image concerns (for contact information, refer to study
details below). All information you provide is confidential.
2) If you appear to qualify for our treatment program, we will meet with
you in person to better understand your appearance concerns. We will ask
you more about your appearance concerns and other problems
(psychological or medical) you may have. We will give you feedback on
your problems, answer your questions, and make treatment
3) If you qualify for any of our treatment studies, we will discuss the
options with you and see if you are interested in participating. If so,
we will obtain your consent to participate in that study and then
provide you with study treatment for 3 to 12 months, depending on which
study you participate in.