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Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for severe health anxiety (hypochondriasis): an interpretative phenomenological analysis of patients' experiences.

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OBJECTIVE. Severe health anxiety (hypochondriasis) is a common and disabling condition for which existing psychological treatments have limited effects (Thomson and Page, 2007). Hence, it is a priority to examine both the efficacy and acceptability of new psychological treatments for health anxiety. The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of participants with severe health anxiety who received Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) as part of a randomized controlled trial. DE...

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Journal:
British journal of clinical psychology / the British Psychological Society
Volume:
50
Issue:
4
Pages:
379-397
Publication date:
2011-11-01
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EISSN:
2044-8260
ISSN:
0144-6657
Source identifiers:
193087

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