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Doctor insights on: Can Hypochondria Cause Physical Symptoms

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Would hypochondria cause you to develop symptoms or make your pains worse?

Would hypochondria cause you to develop symptoms or make your pains worse?

SURE: If you worry enough you can make things worse. Proboblem: there might actually be somethiing wrong so have your dr check it out. If nothing is wrong, then you want to see a therapist to do something about the worrying. ...Read more

Hypochondria (Definition)

Unrealistic and constant worry ...Read more


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Can health anxiety (hypochondria)cause u to imagine symptoms that aren't there? Keep thinking I have different diseases and then seem to notice symptoms

Can health anxiety (hypochondria)cause u to imagine symptoms that aren't there? Keep thinking I have different diseases and then seem to notice symptoms

Yes: Anxiety is the result of hidden fears. These fears/anxiety causes normal events to be exaggerated in the mind. If your doctor has assured you that you are well, consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What causes hypochondria?

Theories: There are a number of theories. Psychological theory would suggest some secondary gain (e.g., attention, control, avoidance). Physiological theory would suggest hypersensitive physical responses to stress or a strong "mind/body" connection that converts stress to physical problems or complaints. It's probably a combination of both and theoretical. ...Read more

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Will using healthtap every day cause hypochondria? I bet you laughed at that.

No: But many people who suffer with hypochondriasis, are on healthtap often! They may ask the same question multiple times, because repeated answers don't reassure them for long. Then, they feel compelled to ask again. It's a painful condition that people joke about -- and yet if they actually had it themselves, they probably wouldn't be joking. ...Read more

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What to do about hypochondria - leukemia symptoms?

What to do about hypochondria - leukemia symptoms?

Info @ anxietybc. Org: Learning about anxiety problems can be huge help. Living in a state of perpetual doubt takes its toll. Ur primitive brain regions, in an effort 2 protect u from harm, r sounding a steady stream of false alarms. But those same primitive brain regions' "freak outs" r very convincing ; fool "higher thinking" areas of ur brain. Suggest learning about ocd - how it works. See: http://bit. Ly/15ggecx. ...Read more

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Could it be hypochondria, I think I have leukemia symptoms?

Get a physical: If you are having medical symptoms, first rule out that there is an actualy physical problem. If your physician gives you a clean bill of health, explore then if there are psychological reasons for your symptoms. Do not ignore physical symptoms assuming they are psychosomatic. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I suffer from hypochondria and I really need help since it causes me a lot of stress and anxiety. How can I treat it?

I suffer from hypochondria and I really need help since it causes me a lot of stress and anxiety. How can I treat it?

Counseling + SSRI: SSRI is a common type of antidepressant / antianxiety medication like Celexa, Prozac and Zoloft (sertraline). Medication plus counseling to develop skill sets can help you. Find a counselor who can teach you EMDR skills. Research EMDR techniques. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe hypochondria. Are there any ways (mental exercises, etc.) to help me control my fears? I even worry when I don't have symptoms.

I suffer from severe hypochondria. Are there any ways (mental exercises, etc.) to help me control my fears? I even worry when I don't have symptoms.

Therapy can help: I'm not aware of any "mental exercises" for hypochondria. However, psychotherapy may be able to help you decrease your anxiety and preoccupation. There are different approaches to psychotherapy, so find a therapist you're comfortable with. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

Is this a serious illness or is hypochondria a symptom of post-partum depression?

"Hypochondria": Can be a symptom of any severe depression, particularly depression with anxiety. The depression and anxiety are serious illnesses! ...Read more

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Can hypochondria make you feel pain in just one place? I have this one spot of dull pain upper right abdomen, comes and goes, with physical anxiety

Can hypochondria make you feel pain in just one place? I have this one spot of dull pain upper right abdomen, comes and goes, with physical anxiety

We can feel: The impact of stress anywhere. The gut is a common target. Please see a mental health professional to get your anxiety and panic treated. There are many things that can be done to help. Get the pain checked by your family doc first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can hypochondria cause chronic pruritus? It feels like a mild itch all over, mostly on face. Blood exams and scans are normal! I had chronic anxiety

Can hypochondria cause chronic pruritus? It feels like a mild itch all over, mostly on face. Blood exams and scans are normal! I had chronic anxiety

Anxiety?: I see that you wonder if your itching is caused by chronic anxiety. Yes, that is a POSSIBILITY, especially if your MD has told you nothing is wrong physically. You can visit a mental health professional who can teach you some ways to cope w/anxiety such as clinical hypnosis (www. Asch. Net) or relaxation training. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety, hypochondria, stress causes minor under arm pain but underarm not swollen nor doesn't hurts feels wierd and it comes and goes?

Can anxiety, hypochondria, stress causes minor under arm pain but underarm not swollen nor doesn't hurts feels wierd and it comes and goes?

Anxiety: Can cause many symptoms, but before labeling every discomfort to anxiety it is important to have a physical exam by u physician. ...Read more

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With all the anxiety and worry. Why hypochondria if the tingling/itch feel on my left cheekbone & eye has been a symptom for 4 days now. Gad?

With all the anxiety and worry. Why hypochondria if the tingling/itch feel on my left cheekbone & eye has been a symptom for 4 days now. Gad?

GAD: Gad requires excessive worry on a daily basis for six months accompanied by other symptoms including insomnia, impaired concentration, irritability, feeling tense and finding it difficult to relax. These symptoms must cause either significant distress, impaired function or both. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have colitis I only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain I'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say I'm crazy?

Colitis: The only way to be completely sure is to do colonoscopy. Only a doc can do it. However, based on your symptoms and physical exam and some labwork, they can tell you with some probability whether it is one or another disease. ...Read more

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Can psychological stress cause pain on the face? MRI of trigeminal nerve shows nothing. I have anxiety and mild depression and some hypochondria.

Can psychological stress cause pain on the face? MRI of trigeminal nerve shows nothing. I have anxiety and mild depression and some hypochondria.

Yes...: Health Anxiety/depression affects sensitivity to and perception of pain. With trigeminal neuralgia pain may be elevated by anxiety that affects muscle tension or neural activity in the jaw and perception/intensity of pain around the trigeminal nerve. There are instances of trigeminal neuralgia without a positive MRI. Combined medication/cognitive behavioral therapy can help manage anxiety/pain. ...Read more

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What is hypochondria?

What is hypochondria?

Hypochondria: Also called health anxiety, is excessive worrying about having a serious illness, especially when they experience minor symptom, inspite of reassurance by their doctor that no medical condition exists. They are not intentional (opposite to factitious disorders) or seeking incentives (opposite to malingering). ...Read more

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How do I stop hypochondria?

I would recommend: That you see a cognitive behavioral therapist to retrain your thought processes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does hypochondria mean?

What does hypochondria mean?

Hypochondriasis....: Represents excessive worry about illness when there is no medical basis for concern. We believe that people who suffer from hypochondriasis have heightened sensitivity in internal receptors so that they experience normal physiological stimuli with greater intensity. I see my patients with hypochondriasis on a regular schedule so I can evaluate whether concerns warrants further work-up by the pcp. ...Read more

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How is hypochondria treated?

Often CBT helps: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a powerful way to approach this condition. You can learn ways to better understand the process and best points to interrupt it. How to tolerate anxiety and resist the urge to seek medical care after negative findings should reassure you. Experiencing the growth of trust is another feature and the overall set of skills can benefit every area of life. Find a good fit! ...Read more

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What qualifies as hypochondria?

Anxiety: Thinking you are sick and yet every medical exam or test is negative. ...Read more

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How can I deal with hypochondria?

Choose a doc: And listen to what he/she says. Then see a mental health profession like a clinical psychologist who specializes in health psychology. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can you deal with hypochondria?

In psychotherapy: Like with any issue, I would work with the person to uncover the triggers behind the hypochondria. Once you understand the issues behind the fears, you can begin to allieve the fears and reduce the need for the symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have hypochondria?

How can I tell if I have hypochondria?

Fearful: Hypochondriasis is a belief that physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, despite medical evidence to the contrary. People with this are unable to control their fears and worries -- fearing that any symptom or sensation is a sign of illness. They frequently seek reassurance from family, friends, or health care providers. May feel better briefly, and then begin to worry again. ...Read more