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Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety


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Chapter 1Introduction and key issuesVladan Starcevic and Russell Noyes Jr.Chapter 2Clinical manifestations of hypochondriasis and related conditionsLaura Sirri and Giovanni A. FavaChapter 3Diagnosis and classification of hypochondriasisJustine N. Pannekoek and Dan J. SteinChapter 4Relationships with other psychopathology and differential diagnosis of hypochondriasisVladan StarcevicChapter 5Assessment of hypochondriasis and health anxietySusan Longley, Katherine Meyers, Rachel Maxwell and Letizia BoinChapter 6Epidemiological and economic aspects of hypochondriasis and health anxietyKarl Looper and Philip DickinsonChapter 7Course and outcome of hypochondriasis and health anxietyRussell Noyes Jr.Chapter 8Management and physician-patient relationship in hypochondriasisRussell Noyes Jr.Chapter 9Cognitive and behavioral models and cognitive-behavioral and related therapies for health anxiety and hypochondriasisTheo K. BoumanChapter 10Interpersonal psychotherapy for hypochondriasis and related disorders: an attachment-based approachScott StuartChapter 11Psychodynamic models and therapeutic approaches to hypochondriasisDon R. LipsittChapter 12Pharmacological treatment and neurobiology of hypochondriasis, illness anxiety and somatic symptomsKelli J. K. Harding and Brian A. Fallon

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Vladan Starcevic is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School - Nepean. He is also a Consultant Psychiatrist and Head of the Academic Department of Psychiatry at Nepean Hospital in Sydney, Australia. His past academic titles include Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle and Associate Professor at the University of Belgrade. His main professional and research interests include anxiety disorders, hypochondriasis and psychiatric diagnosis and classification. He has authored or co-authored over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters. He also co-edited a book on hypochondriasis in 2001 and is the author or co-editor of four other books on various aspects of anxiety disorders. Russell Noyes Jr. is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa. Since 1965, he has been a member of the faculty at the University of Iowa where his research has centered on depersonalization, panic disorder and hypochondriasis, three related disturbances. This work led to 300 scientific publications. His teaching focused on the psychiatric consultation service. He was active in the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and in 1990 served as president of that organization. During that time he took the lead in initial efforts to obtain subspecialty recognition for the field of psychosomatic medicine. He received the Thomas Hackett Memorial Award (for career achievement) from the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

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