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Am I a hypochondriac

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pierce
Psychiatry 34 years experience
That depends...: Since you "think" you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Identifying with: symptoms isn't necessarily marching forward with the belief or intense fear that you have a particular condition.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Hypochondrias: This is a form of anxiety disorder. People with anxiety are very sensitive to the function of their bodies. They feel their heart beats, sense stoma... Read More
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 37 years experience
It depends: On why you see him and what he finds.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Pain needs to be: diagnosed by your doctor. If no physical cause is found consider seeing a mental health professional. We can all use that at times simply from a wel... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
I am sorry but I: Can't answer that. I would be concerned if i had health problems (especially the c.Diff). However, even people with hypochondriasis can have serious h... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Preoccupation: If your worry is getting in the way of your life you need to wonder if it might be excessive. All of us deal with uncertainty (i might have cancer now... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Excessive Fear: The key is an "excessive" fear of having an illness. To illustrate, when i was starting my training in psychiatry i worked with a young man who could ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Many can help: First step is usually a complete physical check up to be sure any medical conditions are being properly treated. There also should be an evaluation an... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sending waves: I am sending you massive thoughts of love and appreciation. Do you feel any better?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Can't be helping it.: Hi - It's me again. It does sound like some targeted therapy can help you learn how not to be hypochondriac while taking good care of yourself. Yes, w... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Pretty rare...: But not impossible. Most solid tumors occur at older ages, some leukemias and lymphomas in teens. Overall, pretty rare. Don't worry, see doc if unwell... Read More
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