Health anxiety: Part 2 – cognitive-behavioural therapy

by Professor Peter Tyrer and Dr Helen Tyrer

 

Published: January 2017

 

Health anxiety is generally badly managed in ordinary practice. This is because practitioners are more concerned with excluding disease than with identifying abnormal concerns about disease and intervening appropriately.

 

This module shows that practitioners with little previous knowledge of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) can give this intervention successfully and maintain its value in the long term.

 

We will consider the initial engagement procedure with the patient, how to develop your formulation and the various CBT techniques that are helpful in treating health anxiety, as well as examining evidence of the efficacy of such treatment.

 

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If you like this module, you may also be interested in:

 

Health anxiety: Part 1 – concept, prevalence and management by Professor Peter Tyrer and Dr Helen Tyrer

 

Introduction to cognitive-behavioural therapy by Professor Chris Williams and Dr Rebeca Martinez

 

Computer-aided cognitive-behavioural therapy by Dr Lina Gega and Professor Isaac Marks

 

Book from RCPsych Publications: Tackling Health Anxiety: A CBT Handbook

 

BJPsych Advances: related articles for CPD Online

 

 

Related Advances articles

 

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