Backgrounds & Aims: The purpose of this study was to comparison degree of hypochondriacal thought in patients with anxiety disorders and depression.
Materials & Methods : In this study, 156 patients with anxiety disorders and depression were selected by convenience sampling method. Illness attitude scales (IAS) was administrated to them. Data analysis was done using covariance and post hoc test.
Results : The findings indicated that whereas patient with generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and depression disorder experience hypochondriacal thought but these symptoms are significantly less pronounced than among those with panic disorder.
Conclusion : The finding discussed in this article helps to formulate a more precise conceptualization and treatment planning of panic disorder and other anxiety disorders.
Source: Urmia Med J 2011: 22(3): 275 ISSN: 1027-3727