Katharine Phillips, Rhode Island Hospital (image) Lifespan Share Print E-Mail 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. Credit Photo: Rhode Island Hospital Usage Restrictions With indicated identification and credit. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.