Hypochondriasis and PWP's

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Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby myotai » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:24 pm

Hi,

Quick question, do PWP's as a rule treat Health Anxiety?

Thanks,

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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby MindfulPsych » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:16 pm

myotai wrote:Hi,

Quick question, do PWP's as a rule treat Health Anxiety?

Thanks,

M...


It should be High Intensity Therapists that treat Health Anxiety as per the stepped care model. PWP's can complete an assessment with a patient who is experiencing health anxiety but they should be stepped up and not treated at step 2.

Hope this helps! :D
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby PanGirl1984 » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 pm

Nope - should be step 3.
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Sam1987 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:24 pm

Our service will treat health anxiety at Step 2... Luckily we don't get that many of them! :/
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby MindfulPsych » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:46 pm

Sam1987 wrote:Our service will treat health anxiety at Step 2... Luckily we don't get that many of them! :/


That's so interesting Sam! Do you have additional training for treating health anxiety? We cannot treat it at step 2 in my service!
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Victoriomantic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Yup, we treat health anxiety at Step 2 in my service also, both in guided and online through SilverCloud.
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby MindfulPsych » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:55 pm

Victoriomantic wrote:Yup, we treat health anxiety at Step 2 in my service also, both in guided and online through SilverCloud.


I wonder why my service doesn't.. possibly due to funding and commissioning.

Did you have additional training at university for this?
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Victoriomantic » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:41 pm

I trained in-house as a Graduate Mental Health Worker so I'm not sure what they do at the unis, sorry. I would imagine it depends on the course :)
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Victoriomantic » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:42 pm

In my service at Step 2 we do depression, GAD, panic, phobia, stress, health anxiety, OCD (v v simple/mild presentation), binge eating (ditto), and living with LTC.
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby MindfulPsych » Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:55 pm

Victoriomantic wrote:In my service at Step 2 we do depression, GAD, panic, phobia, stress, health anxiety, OCD (v v simple/mild presentation), binge eating (ditto), and living with LTC.


So interesting! We do pretty much the same except health anxiety and binge eating! That sounds incredibly interesting though - I may raise this in my service. Thanks for the reply x
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Victoriomantic » Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:29 pm

No problem :) I'm currently working on an anger management GSH protocol which I'm ready to pilot too ^^ Good luck x
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby hitraineeperson » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:37 pm

Victoriomantic wrote:No problem :) I'm currently working on an anger management GSH protocol which I'm ready to pilot too ^^ Good luck x

Anger management at Step 2?! That's amazing. Do you know whether there's much online about anger management GSH?
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby Victoriomantic » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:57 pm

Thank you :) Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust have a good self-help guide for anger (and other things):

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/
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Re: Hypochondriasis and PWP's

Postby hitraineeperson » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:54 am

Victoriomantic wrote:Thank you :) Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust have a good self-help guide for anger (and other things):

https://web.ntw.nhs.uk/selfhelp/

I forgot about these guides! I used to have them bookmarked! Thank you :)
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