Participate in Research

Research studies help us understand the physiological and neurological underpinnings of mental health disorders. These findings will help us develop better treatment approaches. Thank you for considering participating in our research opportunities:

1. Dynamics of visual processing abnormalities in BDD

Principal investigator: Jamie Feusner, M.D.

We are looking for individuals between 18 and 40 with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) to participate in a brain imaging study. The aim of the study is to understand how the brains of those with BDD, and healthy controls, process visual images when the viewing patterns are altered. Please see [link to the newly created page on the current-research site] for further information.

Are you concerned about your appearance

Healthy adults wanted

If you have, or think you might have, BDD, or are a healthy control between ages 18-64 and wish to participate, please contact:

Courtney Sheen
310-206-0468
Csheen@mednet.ucla.edu

Or:

Or: 

Call or text: 323-863-3431

2. Enhancing plasticity for visual modulation in body dysmorphic disorder using repetitive transcranial stimulation and functional MRI

Principal investigator: Jamie Feusner, M.D.

We are looking for individuals between 18 and 64 with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) to participate in a brain imaging study with non-invasive brain stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). This study aims to determine whether the efficacy of our visual modulation paradigm used to enhance brain activity will be significantly enhanced through neurostimulation of the brain.

Are you concerned about your appearance

Healthy adults wanted

If you have, or think you might have, BDD, or are a healthy control between ages 18-64 and wish to participate, please contact:

Jessica Goldbeck
Call/Text: 323-863-3431
jgoldbeck@mednet.ucla.edu

Or: