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Can Hypochondria Cause Physical Symptoms
Can hypochondria cause actual symptoms specific to the disease you worry about? You have 1 symptom, start to worry and other symptoms start to happen
Agree w Dr. Griggs: Yes - you can sprout symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 am a 26 years old girl and I have diabetes type 1 since I'm 7.It always been a struggle. Do you think this can cause hypochondria over the years? : (
Can worrying too much and anxiety cause nausea? I have OCD and fear of death and hypochondria and I'm constantly feeling nauseous which worries me
Smoked marijuana regularly from 18-26. Now stopped. Can this chronic use cause neurological issues such as anxiety, stress, hypochondria. Solution?
Pot: Yes. Time & abstinence.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 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
Please see your doctor.
This could be because of many reasons. ...Read more
Can anxiety, hypochondria, stress causes minor under arm pain but underarm not swollen nor doesn't hurts feels wierd and it comes and goes?
Back of throat (oropharnyx) bumpy but normal colored. Is this normal? No other symptoms. I rarely look down my throat but because of hypochondria..
Postnatal drip: Could be normal or due to postnatal drip. If u have pain in throat, swelling neck glands, weight loss or are smoker please consult your md ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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