The Phobic Trust of New Zealand Conference
The Phobic Trust Of New Zealand Inc
Dear Editor/Community Time
The Phobic Trust would greatly appreciate your assistance with the exposure of our upcoming conference to be held on the 23rd to the 25th July 2009.
Professor Don Jefferies is one of the International speakers and his subject is Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Hoarding Disorders.
The fear of imagined ugliness
The pivotal feature of BDD is an intense and distressing preoccupation with a perceived defect in appearance that may be non-existent or slight, which causes and sustains the belief in the sufferer that they are unattractive, ugly or deformed.
A challenge to all
Identified in ancient Greek times with a clinical history dating back decades, pathological hoarding is defined as the inability to resist the urge to acquire or discard possessions leading to compromised living space and emergence of unhealthy and life threatening conditions.