Centre for Mental Health

An investigation of eye movements in Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Research suggests that individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) can have difficulties viewing certain images. To further understand this relationship, this study aims to investigate the eye movements of healthy individuals and those of individuals with BDD. Findings from this study will inform a future research study which will test the effectiveness of a novel treatment trial using a visual training program.

Participant criteria

We are seeking both people with BDD and people with no psychological disorder.

To participate in the study, you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18-65 years old
  • preferred language of English
  • no history of neurological or eye conditions.

Study details

Participation in this research study will involve the following activities conducted over a single session:

  • clinical interview
  • questionnaires
  • eye tracking tasks
  • social cognition tasks.

Research will be conducted at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus. It will take approximately 2.5-3 hours. All participants will be reimbursed $50 for their time and any travel expenses.

How to participate

For further information, please contact:

Lauren Hanegraaf, Honours Student Researcher
e: bddresearch@gmail.com

Francesca Beilharz, Doctoral Student Researcher
e: fbeilharz@swinburne.edu.au
t: +61 3 9214 5614