Health anxiety: Part 2 – cognitive-behavioural therapy

Author(s):
Professor Peter Tyrer and Dr Helen Tyrer

Duration:
60 minutes

Credits:
1

Published:
January 2017

CPD domain:
Clinical

Type:
Learning module

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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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