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by Dr Millia
Begum and Dr Peter
Last updated: February
The concept of the overvalued idea has been debated
by European psychopathologists for more than a century. There is
very little research on the topic itself. Therefore the concept
remains understudied and underutilised.
In this module we will look at the historical
development of the concept and outline the various theories
proposed about this concept. We will then apply these theories
specifically to two different but related disorders –
body dysmorphic disorder and olfactory reference
syndrome. By the end of the module we hope you
will have a better understanding of an overvalued idea,
and be able to take different perspectives into account when
diagnosing and treating your patients.
If you like this module, you may also be
Body dysmorphic disorder: Part 1 and
Part 2 by Ms Nell Ellison and Dr David Veale
Or why not try another Quickbite module?:
Asking for a psychodynamic psychotherapy opinion in
general psychiatry by Dr Jon Patrick
Use of mental
health legislation in eating disorders by E Jane B Morris
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