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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have been diagnosed with anxiety and i take sertraline. my fear is brain tumor. i have tension headaches. 5 doctors said so. but my fear is still hr?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Encourage you to: consider cognitive behavioral therapy to help you past your cognitive distortions and your obsessive fear. Take care.
Dr. Michael Simpson
Clinical Psychology 25 years experience
Automatic throughts: 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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