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can hypochondria cause physical symptoms

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
SURE: If you worry enough you can make things worse. Proboblem: there might actually be somethiing wrong so have your dr check it out. If nothing is wrong, ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes. The body and: brain are connected and the connection is a two-way street. Either can influence the other. When the mind has its focus on something in the body, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Health anxiety: may cause heightened awareness of even normal bodily sensations. Attention may be focused on those sensations and then one's imagination might take it ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Theories: There are a number of theories. Psychological theory would suggest some secondary gain (e.g., attention, control, avoidance). Physiological theory wou ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Info @ anxietybc.org: Learning about anxiety problems can be huge help. Living in a state of perpetual doubt takes its toll. Ur primitive brain regions, in an effort 2 prot ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristine Gerwell
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get a physical: If you are having medical symptoms, first rule out that there is an actualy physical problem. If your physician gives you a clean bill of health, exp ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Hypochonriasis: Seek help from a psycotherapist.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Counseling + SSRI: SSRI is a common type of antidepressant / antianxiety medication like Celexa, Prozac and Zoloft (sertraline). Medication plus counseling to develop s ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
"Hypochondria": Can be a symptom of any severe depression, particularly depression with anxiety. The depression and anxiety are serious illnesses!

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