A 44-year-old male asked:
Is there a treatment for hypocondria or health anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes, there is: Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is the mainstay of treatment for this problem. It helps you learn your triggers and manage certain thinking patterns that lead to health anxiety. Also, sometimes medications can help with the symptoms as needed. It's best overall if you have a trustworthy primary care physician as part of your team, to work with you on any physical health concerns also.
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Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
YES - ERP !: Excessive anxiety related to physical symptoms or a medical condition, sometimes referred to as "health anxiety" or "hypochondriasis" is typically thought of as a type of obsessive compulsive disorder: People are tormented by repeated, unwanted thoughts of their health fear: http://psychcentral.com/lib/ocd-and-health-anxiety/ It responds to Exposure and Response Prevention treatment -a form of CBT
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A 24-year-old member asked:
What is the best treatment for health anxiety?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Samyukta Mullangianswered
Dermatology 8 years experience
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