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A 44-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety and "stress cause symtoms of disease or infection that your are obsessing over?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Anxiety: The simple answer is YES! Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Psychologist!
Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
No: "Obsessing" over disease can cause problems, but it is unlikely that you are thinking of those problems. Since you mention "disease or infection" your "obsessing" over them won't cause them.

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Last updated Jun 7, 2015

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