There is a high prevalence of psychological problems in medical patients. One proposed reason for this is:
Systematic desensitisation is useful in the treatment of phobias because it:
The placebo effect
A 28 year old female describes a history of persistent symptoms of anxiety. As her treating medical practitioner, you suspect a generalised anxiety disorder rather than a phobia.
This is because the
According to Zajonc (1984)
The comorbidity of psychiatric disorders in general medical patients is closest to