The relationship between body dysmorphic disorder behaviors and the acquired capability for suicide

In a sample of 200 individuals diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), we utilized the interpersonal–psychological theory for suicide as a framework to examine BDD behaviors that might be associated with suicide risk, insofar as they might increase the acquired capability for suicide. We predicted that physically painful BDD behaviors (e.g., cosmetic surgery, restrictive eating) […]