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Hypochondria

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by Alan R

(Hypochondriasis)

 

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk for getting hypochondria include:
Brain—Psychological Organ
Brain Man Face
Chemical imbalances and traumatic life experiences may contribute to the development of hypochondria.
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RESOURCES

American Counseling Association
http://www.counseling.org

American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psych.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.ontario.cmha.ca

Canadian Psychological Association
http://www.cpa.ca

 

References


Abramowitz JS, Schwartz SA, et al. A contemporary conceptual model of hypochondriasis. Mayo Clin Proc. 2002;77(12):1323-1330. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)62432-4/fulltext.


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Greeven A, van Balkom AJ, et al. Cognitive behavior therapy and paroxetine in the treatment of hypochondriasis: a randomized controlled trial (Netherlands). Am J Psychiatry. 2007;164:91-99. Available at: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=97690.


Hypochondriasis. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/disorders/Hypochondriasis/hic%5FHypochondriasis.aspx. Updated July 25, 2011. Accessed December 31, 2012.


Hypochondriasis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated June 1, 2011. Accessed December 31, 2012.


Psychotherapies for hypochondriasis. The Cochrane Collaboration website. Available at: http://summaries.cochrane.org/CD006520/psychotherapies-for-hypochondriasis. Published July 8, 2009. Accessed December 31, 2012.

 

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