Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis

  title={Cognitive Therapy in the Treatment of Hypochondriasis},
  author={Hilary M. C. Warwick},
  journal={Advances in Psychiatric Treatment},
  • H. Warwick
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Advances in Psychiatric Treatment
The term hypochondriasis was first coined over 2000 years ago to describe a physical illness afflicting the hypochondrium. Subsequently the term was used for a variety of physical illnesses, until the 17th century when forms of melancholia were labelled as hypo chondriasis. Since then a very large number of psychiatric disorders have been given the term hypo chondriasis, for example, a form of schizophrenia, anxiety neurosis and malingering (Kellner, 1986). The position has become clearer, in… 

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