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Patients with chronic diseases commonly report fears of illness or symptoms recurring or worsening. These fears have been addressed from an illness-specific perspective e. The broader concept of health anxiety HA can also be applied to patients with a chronic disease.
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Never has our culture been more aware of personal and global health hazards, from both within and without. While most people may feel some anxiety in this regard, some have an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. Chronic health anxiety—heightened fears of illness, disease, and death—is a central feature of hypochondriasis, of course, but can also present as depression, generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, and other diagnoses. Treating Health Anxiety gives prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians as well as the counselors and social workers who encounter the problem the tools to reduce both the fears and the medical costs that so often accompany them. Patricia Furer, Ph. Furer has been interested in health anxiety since graduate school and her doctoral dissertation was an examination of hypochondriasis in individuals with various anxiety disorders.
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Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards.
We can often become preoccupied by our health and strive to seek reassurance from other people to reduce our fears. Health anxiety is very common approximately 1 in 20 people have some type of anxiety difficulty at any one time. Guided Self Help may also be of benefit. Depending on your circumstances, you may benefit from one or a combination of these treatments. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT is one of the most effective types of treatment for health anxiety.
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Assessment and Treatment of Health Anxiety. Front Matter. Pages PDF.
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