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- When Believing You're Ill Becomes a Serious Sickness, ABC News, February 24, 2007
- For Cyberchondriacs, the Internet Is the Enemy, ABC News, May 19, 2007
- Listening to Hypochondria, NY Mag, June 8, 2008
To view the Hypochondria and Heightened Illness Concern Blog visit: hypochondria-help.blogspot.com/
To hear journalist Carla Cantor talk about her hypochondriasis, listen to this NPR report:npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1787763
To learn more about hypochondriasis, read the book Phantom Illness by journalist Carla Cantor with Brian Fallon, MD. Although not still in print, it is available on line from various used book stores such as:allbookstores.com/book/0395859921/Carla_Cantor/Phantom_Illness.html
For an article about the influence of the web on enhancing hypochondria (cyberchondria): webmd.com/content/Article/50/40407.htm
For an article about fears of HIV, the role of grief, the contribution of obsessionality, and treatment options, see gayhealth.com/templates/1144770703254567599855/emotions?record=522&trycookie=1?record=522
For an emedicine comprehensive review of Hypochondriasis by Donald Hilty et al, seeemedicine.com/MED/topic3122.htm
Merck Manual: merck.com/mrkshared/mmanual/section15/chapter186/186d.jsp
For an article on health anxiety: abc.net.au/health/features/healthanxiety/
For an article on medical student hypochondriasis: studentbmj.com/issues/99/11/education/410.php
For a brief report on the taboo word of hypochondriasis: anecdotage.com/index.php?aid=7837
Books and Chapters
For the General Public:
Schweitzer P, Barberie S, Skritskaya N, Fallon BA. Help for Hypochondriasis: A Guide to Understanding, Treatment, and Resources. More info...
Cantor C with Fallon BA. Phantom Illness: shattering the myth of Hypochondria. Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co. 1996 (Hardcover), 1997 (Paperback).
Barsky, Arthur J. and Emily C. Deans. Stop Suffering Now
Caudill, Margaret. Managing Pain Before It Manages You
Domar, Alice and Henry Dreher. Healing Mind, Healthy Woman
Lorig, Kate and Holstead Holman. Living a Healthy Life with a Chronic Condition
Sobel, David and Robert Ornstein. The Healthy Mind Healthy Body Handbook
Asmundson, Gordon and Steven Taylor. It's Not All in your Head
Zgourides, George. Stop Worrying about Your Health!
Siegel, Ronald D. Back Sense
Borysenko, Joan. Mending the Body, Mending the Mind
Benson, Herbert and Eileen Stuart .The Wellness Book
Miller, Lyle and Alma Dell Smith. The Stress Solution: An Action Plan to Manage the Stress in your Life
For the Medical Professional:
Fallon BA. Pharmacologic Strategies for Hypochondriasis. In: Hypochondriasis: modern perspectives on an ancient malady. Edited by Vladan Starcevic and Don R. Lipsitt. Oxford University press, 2001: 329-351.
Phillips KA, Fallon B. Somatoform and Factitious Disorders and Malingering Measures. In: Task Force for the Handbook of Psychiatric Measures: Handbook of Psychiatric Measures. pp. 591-616. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, 2000 and in press.
Fallon BA, Barsky A. “Hypochondriasis”. In: APA Textbook on the Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders, edited by Glen Gabbard. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association, in press.
Fallon BA, Rasmussen S. Hypochondriasis. In OCD and Related Disorders, ed E. Hollander, APA Press, 1992
Fallon BA. Somatoform Disorders. Primary Care Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. Feinstein RE, Brewer AA, eds. Springer Publishing Co, 1999: 146-170.
Fallon BA. Feinstein S. Hypochondriasis. In: Somatoform and factitious disorders. Ed by Phillips KA (Review of Psychiatry Series, Vol 20, #3; Oldham JM, Riba MB, series editors), Washington, DC, American Psychiatric Publishing, 2001: 27-65.