Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety: A Guide for Clinicians

Paperback | May 14, 2014

EditorVladan Starcevic, Russell Noyes

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In the recently updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the diagnostic concept of hypochondriasis was eliminated and replaced by somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety: A Guide for Clinicians, edited by VladanStarcevic and Russell Noyes and written by prominent clinicians and researchers in the field, addresses current issues in recognizing, understanding, and treating hypochondriasis. Using a pragmatic approach, it offers a wealth of clinically useful information. The book also provides a criticalreview of the underlying conceptual and treatment issues, addressing varying perspectives and synthesizing the current research. Specific topics the text covers include: clinical manifestations, diagnostic and conceptual issues, classification, relationships with other disorders, assessment, epidemiology, economic aspects, course, outcome and treatment. Additionally, the book discusses patient-physician relationship in thecontext of hypochondriasis and health anxiety and presents cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal and psychodynamic models and treatments. The authors also address the neurobiological underpinnings of hypochondriasis and health anxiety and pharmacological treatment approaches. Based on the extensive clinical experience of its authors, there are numerous case illustrations and practical examples of how to assess, understand and manage individuals presenting with disease preoccupations, health anxiety and/or beliefs that they are seriously ill. It approaches its subjectfrom various perspectives and is a work of integration and critical thinking about an area often shrouded in controversy.

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In the recently updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the diagnostic concept of hypochondriasis was eliminated and replaced by somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder. Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety: A Guide for Clinicians, edited by VladanStarcevic and Russell Noyes and written by pro...

Vladan Starcevic is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School - Nepean. He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Academic Department of Psychiatry at Nepean Hospital in Sydney, Australia. His past academic titles include Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle and Associa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:May 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Vladan Starcevic and Russell Noyes Jr.: Introduction and key issues2. Laura Sirri and Giovanni A. Fava: Clinical manifestations of hypochondriasis and related conditions3. Justine N. Pannekoek and Dan J. Stein: Diagnosis and classification of hypochondriasis4. Vladan Starcevic: Relationships with other psychopathology and differential diagnosis of hypochondriasis5. Susan Longley, Katherine Meyers, Rachel Maxwell and Letizia Boin: Assessment of hypochondriasis and health anxiety6. Karl Looper and Philip Dickinson: Epidemiological and economic aspects of hypochondriasis and health anxiety7. Russell Noyes Jr.: Course and outcome of hypochondriasis and health anxiety8. Russell Noyes Jr.: Management and physician-patient relationship in hypochondriasis9. Theo K. Bouman: Cognitive and behavioral models and cognitive-behavioral and related therapies for health anxiety and hypochondriasis10. Scott Stuart: Interpersonal psychotherapy for hypochondriasis and related disorders: an attachment-based approach11. Don R. Lipsitt: Psychodynamic models and therapeutic approaches to hypochondriasis12. Kelli J. K. Harding and Brian A. Fallon: Pharmacological treatment and neurobiology of hypochondriasis, illness anxiety and somatic symptoms