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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
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

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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