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Titolo:
Explanatory therapy in hypochondriasis
Autore:
Fava, GA; Grandi, S; Rafanelli, C; Fabbri, S; Cazzaro, M;
Indirizzi:
Univ Bologna, Dipartimento Psicol, Lab Expt Psychotherapy, I-40127 Bologna, Italy Univ Bologna Bologna Italy I-40127 Psychotherapy, I-40127 Bologna, Italy SUNY Buffalo, Dept Psychiat, Buffalo, NY USA SUNY Buffalo Buffalo NY USASUNY Buffalo, Dept Psychiat, Buffalo, NY USA Univ Padua, Dept Stat Sci, Padua, Italy Univ Padua Padua ItalyUniv Padua, Dept Stat Sci, Padua, Italy
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY
fascicolo: 4, volume: 61, anno: 2000,
pagine: 317 - 322
SICI:
0160-6689(200004)61:4<317:ETIH>2.0.ZU;2-1
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT; MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER; III-R HYPOCHONDRIASIS; PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENTS; PSYCHIATRIC COMORBIDITY; CONTROLLED TRIAL; SYMPTOMS; BELIEFS; AGORAPHOBIA; SENSITIVITY;
Tipo documento:
Review
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
38
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Fava, GA Univ Bologna, Dipartimento Psicol, Lab Expt Psychotherapy, Viale Berti Pichat 5, I-40127 Bologna, Italy Univ Bologna Viale Berti Pichat 5 Bologna Italy I-40127 a, Italy
Citazione:
G.A. Fava et al., "Explanatory therapy in hypochondriasis", J CLIN PSY, 61(4), 2000, pp. 317-322

Abstract

Objective: The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of individual explanatory therapy in hypochondriasis. Method: Twenty patients with DSM-IV hypochondriasis were randomly assignedto 2 groups. One received explanatory therapy and was assessed again aftera B-month follow-up. The other was first assigned to a waiting list and subsequently treated with explanatory therapy. All patients received usual medical care from their physicians. Assessments involved both observer and self-rated instruments. Results: In both groups, explanatory therapy was significantly associated with a reduction of hypochondriacal fears and beliefs, improvement in affective disturbances and anxiety sensitivity, and a decrease in health care utilization. Therapeutic gains were maintained at follow-up. Substantial residual symptomatology, however, remained. Conclusion: The results suggest that hypochondriasis is a treatable condition and that explanatory therapy is a Viable therapeutic tool. Further research should disclose the actual components of the mechanism of change in hypochondriacal patients.

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