A 33-year-old male asked:
why does anxiety make you feel like one symptom of being sick is cancer? my gf is nausea and scared of brain tumor. she googled.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 24 years experience
Automatic thoughts: Our thoughts are very automatic and our mind is looking for answers. If she interprets her nausea as something to be afraid of, her mind will suggest possibilities and could include cancer. The key is to not always believe the first interpretation of a situation. She may benefit from going to a doctor and also a therapist.
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