"Before I saw Dr. Phillips on TV, I didn't want to leave my house at all. My isolation and depression were so severe that I was suicidal. Slowly, after beginning treatment with her, I began to see some light. The appointments were comforting, and I never felt pressured. Truly everyday got better and better, because someone understood. I'm not sure what I would have done if I hadn't met Dr. Phillips and entered her care. "
- Heather from Massachusetts
"I read about Dr. Phillips in the Boston Globe and went to see her. I was self-conscious, and I didn't want to look in the mirror or meet new people. After being diagnosed I realized that I wasn't alone and that I wasn't crazy. I don't consider myself cured of BDD. I will certainly have it for life, but I can socialize now and know that people aren't looking at me differently."
- Doug from Massachusetts
"We brought our son for an evaluation by Dr. Phillips this past May. We received excellent care from her and her staff. She has always been responsive to our questions and concerns. We would recommend her to anyone with body dysmorphic disorder concerns. We are grateful for her guidance and support."
- Lee Ann and Family from Florida
"Many BDD sufferers encounter ignorance and misunderstanding about their condition from families and even mental health professionals. This book was a life saver, as it was refreshing to hear someone understand the condition. As a BDD sufferer, it may be hard to verbalize just how painful the condition is. A lot of us are worried that we will be mistaken as vain, silly or narcissistic. This isn't true. For anyone who wants to understand BDD, get this book."
- By NightWishFan - Review of Dr. Phillips' book "Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Essential Guide"
"This is an excellent book for anyone suffering from body image disorder or a family member. It is clear, readable and provides great insight. Recommend for anyone seeking more information on this topic."
- Pacific Mom - Review of Dr. Phillips' book "Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder: An Essential Guide"
"I am a 26 year old woman who has struggled with BDD for many years. I thought I was absolutely crazy until I happened to pick this book up about 6 years ago and found that other people are just like me. It has forever changed me since then. It has given me a name for my actions and piece of mind knowing that I am not alone. I have found strength in this book and can now happily say that I am recovering and functioning again in society as a "normal" person...."
- Maegan A - Review of Dr. Phillips' book "The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder"
"I was not well, and even after months of hospital stays with different medications and treatments I was only getting worse. So my wonderful husband got me an appointment with the world's leading expert of BDD and flew me to meet with her in New York. (This was a miracle.) I was so mad at him. I said nothing is going to help and what's the point of seeing her. But looking back now, she made a huge impact in my life. She understood what no one else could. We followed her recommended treatment plan which included the right dose of medication, which we would have never received in Canada. Today I am thankful for doctors and every person in the medical field. You all matter!!! It was a long road but I can say today I am feeling good!!"
- Seanna from Saskatchewan, Canada