Health anxiety, also known as hypochondria, is defined as obsessive worrying about one’s health. This can cause great distress and affect a person’s ability to function properly. Recently, researchers from the UK conducted a study that indicates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from a mental health therapist is more effective at reducing health anxiety than standard care.
According to the researchers, about 10-20% of hospital patients suffer from health anxiety. This can result in an unnecessary burden on health services. Health anxiety ...Continue Reading →