A direct extension of traditional CBT in which treatments emphasize achieving a mental state characterized by present-moment focus and non-judgmental awareness.
Therapeutic approach which focuses on procedures designed to bring repressed thoughts and memories into consciousness where they can be effectively dealt with.
An obsession with a muscular appearance, often associated with excessive weight training and the use of bodybuilding anabolic steroids.
Playing the role of being sick as defined by the society to which the individual belongs.
Somatic Symptom Disorder
A group of loosely associated disorders all of which can be characterised by psychological problems manifesting as physical symptoms or as psychological distress caused by physical symptoms or physical features.
Individuals with somatic symptom disorders may also have a bias towards remembering and retrieving illness relevant material.
The tendency of individuals with hypochondriasis to reject diagnoses that disagree with their own beliefs about their health and to seek further opinions - presumably in the belief that someone will agree with their view.
In somatoform disorders, representations which provide inappropriate templates by which information about body shape and health are selected and interpreted.