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Katharine Phillips, Rhode Island Hospital

Caption: Katharine Phillips, M.D., of Rhode Island Hospital and her co-author, Canice Crerand, Ph.D., of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, found that 31 percent of individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seek surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures for BDD symptoms, but it does not appear to be effective in terms of long-term relief of BDD symptoms.

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