Health anxiety disorders: a cognitive construal.

@article{Rachman2012HealthAD,
  title={Health anxiety disorders: a cognitive construal.},
  author={Stanley Rachman},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 7-8},
  pages={
          502-12
        }
}
The features of severe health anxiety, intense and persistent anxiety about one's present and future health, are described. In common with other anxiety disorders such as GAD, PTSD and OCD, the core of HAD is distressing, uncontrollable anxiety, and is classifiable as an Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety Disorder (HAD). The cognitive construal of HAD proposes that health anxiety is caused by catastrophic misinterpretations of the significance of sensations and/or changes in bodily functions and… CONTINUE READING

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