Dr. David Veale is a Consultant Psychiatrist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at The South London and Maudsley Trust and The Priory Hospital North London. Both centres provide specialist treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry. He has published about 70 original research articles in BDD, OCD and emetophobia and 5 books including a treatment manual for BDD and self-help books. He is a past President of the British Association of the Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). He is a member of the international group revising the diagnostic guidelines for ICD11 for Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders for the World Health Organization and was the Chair of the NICE Evidence Update on OCD and BDD.