Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

Treating Health Anxiety and Fear of Death: A Practitioner's Guide / Edition 1

by Patricia Furer, John R. Walker, Murray B. Stein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1441922482

ISBN-13: 9781441922489

Pub. Date: 11/25/2010

Publisher: Springer New York

Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards. Many people may feel some anxiety in this regard, but some develop an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. Treating Health Anxiety gives prescribing and non-prescribing clinicians, as well as the counselors and social workers who encounter the problem,

Overview

Contemporary culture includes a high awareness of personal and global health hazards. Many people may feel some anxiety in this regard, but some develop an unbearable sense of dread that prevents them from functioning. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441922489
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Series:
Series in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments and Preface PART I: UNDERSTANDING HEALTH ANXIETY Chapter 1. Fear of Illness and Death Chapter 2. Etiological Factors Chapter 3. A Cognitive Behavioral Perspective PART II: ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT OF HEALTH ANXIETY Chapter 4. Treatment of Health Anxiety: What Are the Choices? Chapter 5. Assessment and Diagnostic Issues Chapter 6. Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Chapter 7. Response Prevention and Coping with Physical Symptoms Chapter 8. Exposure to Feared Illnesses and Symptoms Chapter 9. Cognitive Interventions Chapter 10. Overcoming Fear of Death Chapter 11. Satisfaction and Enjoyment of Life Chapter 12. Pharmacological Treatment Chapter 13. Troubleshooting and Coping with Setbacks PART III: SPECIAL POPULATIONS Chapter 14. Health Anxiety and Somatization in Children Chapter 15. Health Anxiety in Illness and Aging REFERENCES

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