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Your Doctor App Could Amplify Your Health Anxieties

MIT Technology Review - Mar 14, 2017
People with the kind of health anxiety formerly referred to as hypochondriasis used to have to go to the doctor's office to quell their concerns. Thanks to a new crop of apps, they can now just take out a smartphone and reach a health professional ...

How To Manage Hypochondriasis

Deadspin - Feb 15, 2016
The nomenclature has changed, with “hypochondriasis” being replaced with “Somatic Symptom Disorder” and “Illness Anxiety Disorder,” but the sometimes crippling nature of the disorder remains. To criticize a hypochondriac for his or her hypochondria ...

'For Piano and Harpo:' A play about the friendship between Oscar Levant and Harpo Marx

Huffington Post - Feb 27, 2017
We are never told Levant's diagnosis though one might surmise it was perhaps bipolar with obsessive compulsive features related to hypochondriasis. Scenes switched back and forth in time between hospital treatment and Levant's gliterrati lifestyle in ...

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Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety, in the series Advances in Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice

by: Jonathan Abramowitz, Autumn Braddock
An essential resource for anyone providing services for individuals with somatoform or anxiety disorders
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is now the treatment of choice for individuals with health anxiety and related problems. The latest research shows that it results in reductions in health-related worries, reassurance-seeking behavior, and phobic avoidance, as well as increases in life satisfaction and everyday functioning.
This compact, easy to understand book by experts Jonathan S. Abramowitz and Autumn E.
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Help for Hypochondriasis: A Guide to Understanding, Treatment, and Resources

by: Pernilla Schweitzer, Sam Barberie, Natalia Skritskaya, Brian A. Fallon
This booklet was written by the Heightened Illness Concern Research Team of Columbia University. We have been studying ways to help people who suffer with illness anxiety for over 20 years, using both psychological and medical approaches. This booklet is meant to serve as a guide for patients, their families, and their friends. It contains information on the history and diagnosis of hypochondriasis, as well as a description of other problems that often occur along with hypochondriasis. Further sections discuss current treatment options for hypochondriasis and resources for addressing it.
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Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety: A Guide for Clinicians

In the recently updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the diagnostic concept of hypochondriasis was eliminated and replaced by somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety: A Guide for Clinicians, edited by Vladan Starcevic and Russell Noyes and written by prominent clinicians and researchers in the field, addresses current issues in recognizing, understanding, and treating hypochondriasis. Using a pragmatic approach, it offers a wealth of clinically useful information.
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Illness Anxiety Disorder (Hypochondriasis) Illustration - Woody Allen

This clip from Hannah and Her Sisters can be used to illustrate Illness Anxiety Disorder (which was called Hypochondriasis in the DSM-IV-TR). In this case, the ...

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Hypochondriasis Health Byte

Hypochondriasis, or hypochondria, is when people are overwhelmingly convinced that even innocuous physical symptoms are an indication that they have a ...

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Hypochondriasis, also known as hypochondria, health anxiety or illness anxiety disorder, refers to worry about having a serious illness.