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how is hypochondria treated?

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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 interrupt it. How to tolerate anxiety and resist the urge to seek medical care after negative findings should reassure you. Experiencing the growth of trust is another feature and the overall set of skills can benefit every area of life. Find a good fit!
Answered on May 29, 2015
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hypochondria: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often the most effective approach to treating hypochondria. Psychoeducation and exposure therapy have been used as well as treatment with antidepressant medications when warranted.
Answered on May 29, 2015

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