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by Professor Peter
Tyrer and Dr
Published: January 2017
Health anxiety is generally badly managed in
ordinary practice. This is because practitioners are more concerned
with excluding disease than with identifying abnormal
concerns about disease and intervening appropriately.
This module shows that practitioners with
little previous knowledge of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT)
can give this intervention successfully and maintain its value in
the long term.
We will consider the initial engagement
procedure with the patient, how to develop your formulation and the
various CBT techniques that are helpful in treating health anxiety,
as well as examining evidence of the efficacy of such
Health anxiety: Part 1 – concept,
prevalence and management by Professor Peter Tyrer and Dr
cognitive-behavioural therapy by Professor Chris Williams
and Dr Rebeca Martinez
cognitive-behavioural therapy by Dr Lina Gega and
Professor Isaac Marks
Book from RCPsych Publications:
Tackling Health Anxiety: A CBT Handbook
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