Effects of attention training on hypochondriasis: a brief case series.

  title={Effects of attention training on hypochondriasis: a brief case series.},
  author={Costas Papageorgiou and Adrian Wells},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  volume={28 1},
BACKGROUND Empirical evidence indicates that manipulations of attention may facilitate changes in cognition and stress symptoms in emotional disorder. METHODS The present study reports the effects of Attention Training (ATT) in a brief case series of three patients with primary hypochondriasis using an A-B-A design. RESULTS ATT produced clinically significant improvements in self-reported measures of affect, and illness-related behaviour and cognition. Treatment gains were maintained at 6… CONTINUE READING

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