A Reading Well: Books on Prescription Title. Health anxiety affects thousands of people in the UK and it can be effectively treated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This introductory booklet is aimed at those for whom health anxiety has become a serious problem. Written by experienced practitioners, it explains what health anxiety is and how it makes you feel. It will help the reader to understand their symptoms and is ideal as an immediate coping strategy and as a preliminary to fuller therapy. What health anxiety is and how it develops. Physical symptoms. How to spot and challenge thoughts that make you anxious. Reducing your focus on illness.
Brenda Hogan is a clinical psychologist who previously worked at the Primary Care Psychological Treatment Service in Cambridge. She has since moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she continues her work in psychological assessment and the provision of brief psychological treatment for anxiety and depression. Charles Young is a chartered counselling psychologist who works in a Primary Care Psychological Service in Cambridge. Much of his work involves the provision of brief psychological approaches to alleviate anxiety and depression.