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Health Anxiety: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Hypochondriasis and Related Conditions
     

Health Anxiety: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Hypochondriasis and Related Conditions

by Gordon J.G. Asmundson (Editor), Steven Taylor (Editor), Brian J. Cox (Editor)
 

Recent years have seen major advances in the understanding and treatment of health anxiety and hypochondriasis, particulary in relation to the cognitive behavioural approach to anxiety. This volume brings together this knowledge of psychological and pharmacological treatments of health anxiety, and relates it to a conceptual framework which provides a basis for

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Recent years have seen major advances in the understanding and treatment of health anxiety and hypochondriasis, particulary in relation to the cognitive behavioural approach to anxiety. This volume brings together this knowledge of psychological and pharmacological treatments of health anxiety, and relates it to a conceptual framework which provides a basis for assessment, treatment and ongoing research.

"Asmundson, Taylor and Cox have assembled a group of world class scientists and practitioners for this book. The chapters provide a wealth of information on the causes, assessment and treatment of health anxiety related disorders. I believe that their book is the most significant contribution to date to our understanding of health anxiety related disorders. Everyone working in the health field will find something of worth in this book."
G. Ron Norton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg, Canada

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"...This book will give you the current status in the field from an international perspective..." (Int Jnl of Adolescent Medical Health, Vol.14, No.3, 2002) 

"…It is well structured, clearly written and provides an excellent and comprehensive overview of the subject…" (British Journal of Clinical Psychology, September 2002)

“…information is topical accessible and affordable…of considerable interest to both clinicians and researchers…should invest without the slightest anxiety…” (Jnl of Psychosomatic Research, Vol 55, 2003)

This text for physical and mental health practitioners covers current theoretical understanding of health anxiety with particular emphasis on hypochondriasis. The 15 contributions from researchers in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. discuss such topics as the assessment of health anxiety, the pharmacological management of hypochondriasis, and related conditions such as death anxiety. Coverage extends to cross-cultural considerations when dealing with patients with medically unexplained symptoms and health anxiety in the elderly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471999928
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Series:
Wiley Series in Clinical Psychology Series , #42
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.19(d)

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