Cosmetic Procedure Screening (COPS) Questionnaire

The Cosmetic Procedure Screening Questionnaire (COPS) is a brief screening tool developed for cosmetic settings where a practitioner may wish to screen a patient for body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).


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Example COPS Report