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Can hypochondria make you feel sick

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Depression: Get evaluated for depression or look for medical cause: anemia, chronic infection, chronic pain, etc.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Enrique Madrigal-segura
53 years experience Psychiatry
Flashback or hypoch?: Usually hypochondria is not based from scary and negative feelings after an experience such as the one you experienced. Your symptoms appear more susc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
In DSM 5: people who might have been diagnosed with hypochondria in the past might fall under one of two disorders - Somatic Symptom Disorder or Illness Anxiet ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
We can feel: The impact of stress anywhere. The gut is a common target. Please see a mental health professional to get your anxiety and panic treated. There are m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Definition: Hypochondria is when one believes oneself to be ill, when no illness is actually present. It is "all in one's head" so to speak. It can result in ex ... 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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
I would recommend: That you see a cognitive behavioral therapist to retrain your thought processes. Best wishes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
33 years experience Psychiatry
Hypochondriasis....: Represents excessive worry about illness when there is no medical basis for concern. We believe that people who suffer from hypochondriasis have heigh ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Often CBT helps: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a powerful way to approach this condition. You can learn ways to better understand the process and best points to inte ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Anxiety: thinking you are sick and yet every medical exam or test is negative.

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