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A 21-year-old male asked:

how can i better deal with my health anxiety? i have taken to incredibly healthy eating and i was alright for a while, but now its back.

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Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learn to accept uncertainty. Talk to a mental health professional who treats anxiety.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
ERP - A form of CBT: 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 Sep 1, 2016

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