Study of CBT for health anxiety
The Lancet (The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 18 October 2013) has just published a very interesting study in to the use of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for people who suffer with health anxiety. This is a common issue both for people who fear illness but who do not have any symptoms or diagnosis (sometime referred to as Hypochondria) and also those who have received a diagnosis and who are excessively fearful about their condition. The results of the study showed that twice as many patients receiving CBT reached normal levels of anxiety after one year than those in the control group not receiving CBT.
You can read the summary of this study on the Lancet Website.
We are trained in CBT as well as coaching and hypnotherapy so if you have any fears, be it about your health or any other aspect of your life, please do get in touch and see if we can help.