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A 24-year-old male asked:

Will seeing a psychiatrist/psychologist cure my health anxiety(hypochondria)? never was like this til about a month ago. and i want it to be gone

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregory Goldman
13 years experience
Variation is normal: If you're not sure if you have health anxiety, try taking this screening measure: https://wordsworthhealthcentre.gpsurgery.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/320/2014/11/Health-Anxiety-Inventory-HAI-18.pdf.pdf If you score above 31, you might consider getting it checked out professionally. Therapy can be very helpful for this problem!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Quite possibly: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is often the most effective approach to treating hypochondria. Psychoeducation and exposure therapy have been used as well as treatment with antidepressant medications when warranted.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
A Clinical Psychologist is a Doctor of Psychology, a PhD. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help you with your Hypochondriasis issues and a Psychiatrist if you need medication.

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