Hypochondriasis: Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady

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Hypochondriasis remains controversial, despite its 2000-year history. Although it is considered a mental disorder, hypochondriasis is often regarded as a defense mechanism, peculiar cognitive/ perceptual style, means of nonverbal communication, response to stress, abnormal illness behavior, personality trait, distinct personality disturbance, and part of other mental disorders. Disagreements about etiology and pathogenesis of hypochondriasis go hand in hand with disagreements about its treatment. this book fills the need ...

Hypochondriasis: Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady 2001, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195126761

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