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Letters Health anxiety

Health anxiety in children and parents

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 24 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2891
  1. Elaine Lockhart, consultant in paediatric liaison psychiatry
  1. Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK
  1. elaine.lockhart{at}

Tyrer and colleagues’ editorial helpfully raises the profile of health anxiety in patients who are frequent attenders at GP surgeries and clinics.1 Health anxiety is also a possibility in children and young people who …

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