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Author Starcevic, Vladan
Title Hypochondriasis : Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2001
©2001
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Contributors -- Introduction -- I. Clinical and Diagnostic Considerations -- 1. Hypochondriasis: History of the Concept -- 2. Clinical Features and Diagnosis of Hypochondriasis -- 3. Assessment of Hypochondriasis -- 4. Hypochondriasis and Anxiety Disorders -- 5. Hypochondriasis and Personality Disturbance -- 6. Epidemiology of Hypochondriasis -- 7. Hypochondriasis in Primary Care -- II. Theoretical and Etiologic Aspects -- 8. Psychodynamic Perspectives on Hypochondriasis -- 9. Meaning, Misinterpretations, and Medicine: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach to Understanding Health Anxiety and Hypochondriasis -- 10. Somatosensory Amplification and Hypochondriasis -- 11. Hypochondriasis, Abnormal Illness Behavior, and Social Context -- III. Treatment Considerations -- 12. The Patient-Physician Relationship in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis -- 13. Reassurance in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis -- 14. Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Hypochondriasis -- 15. Pharmacologic Strategies for Hypochondriasis -- Epilogue -- Coda -- Appendices -- Appendix 1: The Structured Diagnostic Interview for Hypochondriasis -- Appendix 2: The Whiteley Index -- Appendix 3: The Illness Behaviour Questionnaire -- Appendix 4: Illness Attitude Scales -- Appendix 5: The Somatosensory Amplification Scale -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z
Hypochondriasis is an ancient term, evoking much controversy. This is reflected in sharp disagreements about conceptualization of hypochondriasis and its etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment. Written by world experts and from different perspectives, this volume fills the need for a modern, balanced, in-depth and integrative overview of hypochondriasis as a mental disorder with diverse manifestations. The book is state-of-the-art on the topic and is mainly intended for both practicing clinicians and researchers
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Starcevic, Vladan Hypochondriasis : Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c2001 9780195126761
Subject Hypochondria.;Psychology, Pathological
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Alt Author Lipsitt, Don R
Starcevic, Vladen
Lipsitt, Don R
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