Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : January | Volume : 11 | Issue : 1 | Page : VE01 - VE04

Validity of Current Treatment Protocols to Overcome Hypochondriasis VE01-VE04

Shrayash Khare, Meher Narain Srivastava

Correspondence
Dr. Shrayash Khare,
Shrayash Khare, 1/270, Virat Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010, Uttar Pradesh, India.
E-mail: dr.shrayash@gmail.com

Hypochondriasis has been difficult to define and its classification amongst diseases has been blurred since, time immemorial. Though decades have been passed since its discovery and known to the people that the disorder is of the mind itself, the treatment options are still limited for the disorder and therefore, in dire need of exploration and analysis. Hypochondriasis, also sometimes referred to as health anxiety, is much more common in general health ward than previously accounted for. Thus, an efficient way of its management needs to be formulated and this review article helps to shed out light on the current treatment protocol available for hypochondriasis and their efficacy for the same. The treatment modules for hypochondriasis are unfortunately few and limited. None of the review articles have evaluated the efficacy of the tried treatment interventions and through this review article we want to highlight the same. A Medline search of the relevant publications and the references of the studies were incorporated to obtain the data.