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What is the best way to cure health anxiety/ fear of death?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Best?: There are often many roads to wellness. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be very effective for anxiety. Acupuncture serves as an excellent stand alone treatment or as an adjunct to more standard treatment.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Ana Adelstein answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Health Anxiety: 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

Answered 7/18/2016

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