Hypochondriasis is a medical term that means "an intense illness concern." A person with hypochondriasis is overly concerned with having a serious illness despite many reassurances that there is no physical illness present. How would you deal with someone who presented with this disorder? What steps would you take to develop a differential diagnosis? What treatments would be appropriate in the treatment of a person with this disorder?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 6:44 am ad1c9bdddf
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Since my great-grandmother suffered from hypochondriasis, I have personal investment in this topic since it greatly hindered her quality of life and affected her socialization as well as health.
Because true and full remissions are rare in hypochondriasis, psychotherapy is a recommended intervention and is shown to reduce "doctor shopping" and invalidism (http://www.brown.edu/Courses/BI_278/Other/Clerkship/Didactics/Readings/Hypochondriasis.pdf). Research also shows an effectiveness for individual cognitive behavioral therapy.
It is advised to treat Hypochondriasis similar to any other form of a severe anxiety. However, research reveals how a main problem in hypochondriasis is that "people are actually misinterpreting as dangerous, their otherwise normal bodily perturbations and sensations" (http://www.ocdchicago.org/images/uploads/pdf/EP13.pdf). Intersections also exist between hypochondriasis and OCD, making it challenging to ...
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The outline looks like this
1 Cover Page
2 Abstract Page
3 Main Body of the Paper
a Brief introduction
b DSM Five Axis diagnosis presentation
i Axis I: Diagnostic Code and name; rule outs if any
ii Axis II Diagnostic Cose and name; if applicable; rule outs if any
iii Axis III Medical Conditions present if any
iv Axis IV Psychosocial & environmental factors present if any
v Axis V Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF Score)
c Discussion of evidence that supports the diagnosis
d Discussion of the rationale for deferring and/or ruling out certain diagnoses
3 Reference Page
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