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Interpretation Bias Modification for Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Title: Interpretation Bias Modification for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Evaluation of an Internet-Based Treatment.

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Name(s): Matheny Wilver, Natalie L., author
Cougle, Jesse R. (Jesse Ray), 1975-, professor directing thesis
Joiner, Thomas, Jr., committee member
Boot, Walter Richard, committee member
Florida State University, degree granting institution
College of Arts and Sciences, degree granting college
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Master Thesis
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource (83 pages)
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The current study extended upon previous research efforts by evaluating the utility and feasibility of an eight-session internet-based interpretation training protocol targeting evaluation- and appearance-related threat biases characteristic of the disorder compared to a progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) control condition. Assessments were administered at pre-treatment, one week post-treatment and three-month follow-up. Compared to the PMR group, individuals in the IBM condition reported less negative/threat interpretation biases and greater positive/benign interpretation biases at post-treatment and follow-up. Among individuals low in pre-treatment depression symptoms, IBM led to lower BDD symptoms and lower negative/threat interpretation biases compared to PMR. There was no effect of condition for those with high pre-treatment depression symptoms for most outcomes. Further, among those with no depression diagnosis, IBM led to lower BDD symptoms at post-treatment, while the opposite was found among those with a depression diagnosis. IBM also led to lower negative/threat interpretation bias among those without a depression diagnosis compared to PMR, though there was no effect of condition for those with a depression diagnosis. Finally, moderated mediation analyses revealed that among individuals with no depression diagnosis, the effects of condition on symptom severity were accounted for by changes in threat interpretation bias. Overall, these findings provide helpful future directions for IBM research and provide an additional lens through which to examine its potential effectiveness for BDD.
Identifier: FSU_FALL2017_MathenyWilver_fsu_0071N_14242 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2017.
Date of Defense: November 3, 2017.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Jesse R. Cougle, Professor Directing Thesis; Thomas E. Joiner, Committee Member; Walter Richard Boot, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Clinical psychology
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Matheny Wilver, N. L. (2017). Interpretation Bias Modification for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Evaluation of an Internet-Based Treatment. Retrieved from