How you can stop worrying about your health and enjoy life. Many of us have a tendency to worry unnecessarily about our health. For some the anxiety becomes chronic, and they may spend many hours checking for symptoms, seeking reassurance from others, surfing the internet for information about different diseases, or repeatedly visiting the doctor. It is distressing for them and for everyone around them. In fact, health anxiety can be very successfully treated with cognitive behavioral therapy, the approach taken in this self-help guide. Using a structured, step-by-step approach the authors explain how the problem develops, how to recognize what feeds it and how to develop effective methods of dealing with it. Accessible and reassuring. Includes questionnaires, case studies and exercises.
“Health anxiety plagued my life for the last two years and this is really an excellent cognitive behavioural based book. I found it tremendously helpful and copied out some of the little worksheets and now do them regularly to keep a sense of perspective on my health. Worth every penny and then some!”