Health Anxiety and Reassurance Seeking

Health anxiety (sometimes also called hypochondriasis) is the intense fear that perceived physical symptoms are indicative of a serious illness. The person often experiences preoccupation with and hypersensitivity to any bodily sensations experienced. As a result, the person with health anxiety often engages in checking the body for symptoms. Once symptoms are perceived, the cardinal feature of health anxiety is … Read More

Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation

During this year’s Annual OCD Conference, Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD, ABPP of the Houston OCD Program and his colleague, Szu-Hui Lee, PhD spoke to conference attendees on “Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transcultural Adaptation.”…READ MORE