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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may Help Cut Health Anxiety Sufferers: Study

by Bidita Debnath on  October 20, 2013 at 11:21 PM Research News
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than standard care for people suffering from hypochondria or health anxiety, reveals a new research.
 Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may Help Cut Health Anxiety Sufferers: Study
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy may Help Cut Health Anxiety Sufferers: Study

In the research, 219 people suffering from health anxiety got an average of six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy while 225 received reassurance and support.

It was found that 14 percent of patients given CBT regained normal anxiety levels against 7 percent given usual care of basic reassurance, the BBC reported.

According to study author Prof Peter Tyrer, head of the Centre for Mental Health at Imperial College London, the research showed that hypochondria could be successfully treated, in a "relatively cheap" way, by general nurses with minimal training in a hospital setting.

The study has been published in journal The Lancet.

Source: ANI

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