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Two psychological treatments for hypochondriasis. A randomised controlled trial.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Hypochondriasis is generally considered difficult to manage. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of cognitive therapy and to compare it with an equally credible, alternative treatment. METHOD: Forty-eight patients with hypochondriasis were initially randomly assigned to either cognitive therapy, behavioural stress management or a no treatment waiting list control group. At the end of the waiting period, patients in the control group were randomly assigned to one of the tw...

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10.1192/bjp.173.3.218

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Salkovskis, PM More by this author
Hackmann, A More by this author
Fennell, M More by this author
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Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
173
Issue:
SEPT.
Pages:
218-225
Publication date:
1998-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:8d88cbb3-64cb-4900-923a-b257384db0b8
Source identifiers:
428544
Local pid:
pubs:428544

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