Health Anxiety - (Wiley Clinical Psychology) by Gordon J G Asmundson & Brian J Cox & Steven Taylor (Paperback)
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Book Synopsis Recent years have seen major advances in the understanding andtreatment of health anxiety and hypochondriasis, particulary inrelation to the cognitive behavioural approach to anxiety. Thisvolume brings together this knowledge of psychological andpharmacological treatments of health anxiety, and relates it to aconceptual framework which provides a basis for assessment, treatment and ongoing research. Asmundson, Taylor and Cox have assembled a group of world classscientists and practitioners for this book. The chapters provide awealth of information on the causes, assessment and treatment ofhealth anxiety related disorders. I believe that their book is themost significant contribution to date to our understanding ofhealth anxiety related disorders. Everyone working in the healthfield will find something of worth in this book. G. Ron Norton, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg, Canada From the Back Cover Health Anxiety gathers together original chapters by some of the world's experts on the clinical features and current theoretical understanding of health anxiety (with particular focus on hypochondriasis), assessment issues and approaches to treatment, and clinical and research features of conditions related to hyponchondriasis or that present with hypochondriacal features. A final section summarizes the main points of the previous sections and presents an agenda for future research. Key features of this important clinical text include: Accessible accounts of current theories about the nature of health anxiety Clinically based, empirically validated treatment approaches that reflect best practice Comprehensive and critical coverage of important issues and a vast research literature Up-to-date discussion of new developments and directions for future research All clinical and health psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and therapists in hospital and community care environments will welcome this outstanding reference text and clinical resource. Regardless of their clinical background or practice setting, they will find this a valuable guide to understanding and treating health anxiety. Asmundson, Taylor and Cox have assembled a group of world class scientists and practitioners for this book. The chapters provide a wealth of information on the causes, assessment and treatment of health anxiety related disorders. I believe that their book is the most significant contribution to date to our understanding of health anxiety related disorders. Everyone working in the health field will find something of worth in this book. Ron Norton Review Quotes ...This book will give you the current status in the field from aninternational perspective... (Int Jnl of Adolescent MedicalHealth, Vol.14, No.3, 2002) ...It is well structured, clearly written and provides anexcellent and comprehensive overview of the subject...(British Journal of Clinical Psychology, September 2002) About the Author Gordon J. G. Asmundson is a Registered Doctoral Psychologist and Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina. He received his doctorate in Psychology from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and in 2005-2006 trained as a Beck Scholar at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia. Steven Taylor is the editor of Health Anxiety: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Hypochondriasis and Related Conditions, published by Wiley. Brian J. Cox is the editor of Health Anxiety: Clinical and Research Perspectives on Hypochondriasis and Related Conditions, published by Wiley.

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