A 30-year-old male asked:
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which one should one seek for extreme health anxiety? psychiatrists or psychologists? seem the same to me but would like to know which better suited.

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
As a psychologist...: I'd start there - ideally you'll find a psychologist with a special interest in "health" concerns. Psychologists often can spend a longer time with a new patient and in their diagnostic process, if they believe a medication will help, they'll refer you for that. Learning strategies to self-manage anxiety can be useful in many ways + no negative side effects! shop around for a good fit. Best!
Answered on Jan 1, 2015

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