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if you have
Hypochondriasis
and you are
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The purpose

The purpose of the current study is to examine the effects of health-related internet use on affect, health anxiety and symptom severity in individuals with pathological levels of health anxiety. The present randomized controlled study compares an online medical searching condition with a waiting (i.e. non-searching) condition to manipulate the attentional focus. After an induction of health anxiety using the Autobiographical Emotional Memory Task the participants in the searching condition go online and search for subjectively relevant health information (external focus of attention). Individuals in the waiting (i.e. non-searching) condition are requested to do nothing and not to distract themselves (internal focus of attention).

Provided treatments

  • Behavioral: Health- and illness-related internet use

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT03024593. The sponsor of the trial is Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and it is looking for 80 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
An Examination of the Effects of Health-related Internet Use in Individuals With Pathological Health Anxiety in a Randomized Controlled Trial