A controlled trial of cognitive-behavioural treatment of hypochondriasis.
BACKGROUND: Hypochondriasis is a distressing disorder for which there is no adequate established treatment. This study evaluates the effect of cognitive-behavioural treatment of hypochondriasis, compared with a waiting list control. METHOD: Thirty-two patients were randomly assigned to either cognitive-behavioural therapy or a no treatment waiting list control. Cognitive-behavioural treatment consisted of 16 individual treatment sessions over a four-month period. The waiting list control last...Expand abstract
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