Addiction medicine services are provided to clients who have an addictive disorder in addition to a diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder.
Addictive disorders frequently co-occur with body dysmorphic disorder and successful recovery requires treatment of both conditions when present. For this reason, the Los Angeles BDD & Body Image Clinic has an integrated addiction medicine track for patients struggling with both BDD and an addiction.
Directed under the expertise of Jason Schiffman, M.D., M.A., M.B.A., the addiction medicine track is customized to the needs of each client and is formulated in conjunction with the BDD treatment team. Clients with an addictive disorder are evaluated and treated by experts in both BDD and addiction medicine. Treatment involves individual and group psychotherapy as well as medication management as appropriate.