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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-172

An exploratory case study on the use of rational emotive behavior therapy for treatment of illness anxiety

Department of Psychology, Women's Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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J Nandini
Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, Women's Christian College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jmhhb.jmhhb_76_21

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Illness anxiety disorder is characterized by preoccupation with having or developing a serious illness accompanied by maladaptive safety or avoidance behavior that impairs the persons everyday functioning. It deteriorates the quality of life of the individual. Cognitive behavior therapy is often a good treatment choice. Here, I present the efficacy of rational emotive behavior therapy in addressing the irrational beliefs of the client and its effectiveness in alleviating behavioral and cognitive symptoms of illness anxiety.

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