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Hypochondria

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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Choose a doc: and listen to what he/she says. Then see a mental health profession like a clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology. Peace and goo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
In psychotherapy: Like with any issue, i would work with the person to uncover the triggers behind the hypochondria. Once you understand the issues behind the fears, yo ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Fearful: Hypochondriasis is a belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, despite medical evidence to the contrary. People with this are una ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hypochondria: When you are anxious or worried about something being wrong in your body, you are likely anxious about something else that you are not yet aware of. ... Read More
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