Psychological Treatment of Health Anxiety and Hypochondriasis: A Biopsychosocial Approach

Psychological Treatment of Health Anxiety and Hypochondriasis: A Biopsychosocial Approach

by Jonathan S. Abramowitz, Autumn E. Braddock
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780889373471
Publisher:
Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Publication date:
07/30/2008
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 What Do We Know About Health Anxiety?

1 The Clinical Picture: Health Anxiety in Their Own Words 3

2 The Nature of Health Anxiety 13

3 Causes of Health Anxiety: Nature, Notion, and Nurture 41

4 The Persistence of Health Anxiety 67

5 Treating Health Anxiety: Overview and Evidence 85

Pt. 2 Effective Assessment and Treatment of Health Anxiety

6 Initial Assessment and Diagnosis 103

7 Enhancing Motivation and Communication 123

8 Functional Assessment 145

9 Case Formulation and Treatment Planning 167

10 Psychoeducation 181

11 Cognitive Therapy 203

12 Exposure Therapy and Response Prevention 233

13 Overcoming Common Obstacles and Maintaining Treatment Gains 257

References 275

Appendix 289

Index 317

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