The factor structure and reliability of the Illness Attitude Scales in a student and a patient sample
- Les variables cognitives impliquÃ©es dans l'inquiÃ©tude face Ã la maladie. Langlois, Frédéric; Gosselin, Patrick; Brunelle, Caroline; Drouin, Marie-Christine; Ladouceur, Robert // Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science;Jul2007, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p174
The essential feature of Hychondriasis is preoccupation with fear of having a serious disease based on a misinterpretation of bodily symptoms. While it is classified as a somatoform disorder, it presents many similarities with anxiety disorders, particularly Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)...
- Reduction in Hypochondriasis with Treatment of Panic Disorder. Noyes, R.; Reich, J.; Clancy, J.; O'Gorman, T. W. // British Journal of Psychiatry;Nov86, Vol. 149, p631
Hypochondriasis was assessed in 60 patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia using the Illness Behavior Questionnaire. Before treatment, IBQ hypochondriasis scores were similar to those of a group of hypochondriacal psychiatric patients. In patients who improved with treatment, significant...
- A Narrative Approach to Body Dysmorphic Disorder. da Costa, Daiana; Nelson, Treasa M.; Rudes, James; Guterman, Jeffrey T. // Journal of Mental Health Counseling;Jan2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p67
Narrative therapy is proposed as an effective treatment for body dysmorphic disorder. A case example illustrates the clinical application. Implications for the theory and practice of body dysmorphic disorder are considered.
- The Dangers of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Ackerman, Boris M. // American Fitness;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p24
The article provides information on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a preoccupation with an imagined physical defect or an exaggerated concern about a slight defect in appearance. It describes the characteristics of individuals with the disorder. It cites why it is very difficult to diagnose...
- hyÂ·poÂ·chonÂ·driÂ·a. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p175
A definition of the term "hypochondria" is presented. The term refers to a condition in which a person often believes that he or she is ill without actually being ill, or worries so much about becoming ill that it affects his or her life. A person with hypochondria is called hypochondriac.
- Depression, Anxiety, Anger, and Somatic Symptoms in Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Phillips, Katharine A.; Siniscalchi, Jason M.; McElroy, Susan L. // Psychiatric Quarterly;Dec2004, Vol. 75 Issue 4, p309
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a relatively common and impairing disorder. However, little is known about non-BDD symptoms and well-being in patients with this disorder. Seventy-five outpatients with DSM-IV BDD completed the Symptom Questionnaire, a validated self-report measure with four...
- Melancholia and the Hypochondrium: A Curious Cultural Convergence. Jennes, Fred // Journal of Chinese Medicine;Feb2007, Issue 83, p33
Depression, or melancholia as it was once called, is one of the more common patient complaints encountered by practitioners of both Oriental and Western medicine. Even if the patient's chief complaint does not centre on his or her mood, many patients are often as sick at heart as they are in...
- Cognitive Factors in Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Buhlmann, Ulrike; Wilhelm, Sabine // Psychiatric Annals;Dec2004, Vol. 34 Issue 12, p922
The article discusses the cognitive factors in body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). BDD is defined as a mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with an imagined or slight defect in appearance which one perceives as hideous and repulsive. It is claimed that BDD sufferers believe that...
- do you hate your looks? // Dolly;Jan2004, Issue 399, p118
Provides information on body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), a kind of psychologic disorder. Signs of BDD; Characteristics of BDD sufferers; Solution to BDD.