Eyes on Evidence : cognitive behavioural therapy for health anxiety

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Publication date:
06 July 2014


A randomised controlled trial indicates that cognitive behavioural therapy is effective at reducing excessive health anxiety in patients in hospital, and total healthcare costs including the cost of the therapy are roughly the same as with standard care.

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