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What can help me not be a hypochondriac?

What can help me not be a hypochondriac?

A good: Therapist and a good psychiatrist. Why not make an appointment? You have nothing to loose and a whole lot to gain! ...Read more

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What is a hypochondriac?

What is a hypochondriac?

Fear of sickness: Someone who is overly concerned about physical events to the point they see illness in everyday bodily functions. ...Read more

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Any advice for a hypochondriac?

Any advice for a hypochondriac?

Get help: 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. ...Read more

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How can I stop being a hypochondriac?

Get help: 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. ...Read more

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How do I know if i'm a hypochondriac?

How do I know if i'm a hypochondriac?

Hypochondriac: A hypochondriac has intense fears of having physical illness, despite repeated normal medical exams and data to the contrary. Doctors' reassurances do not help. The person becomes extremely anxious over physical sensations, believing them to represent signs of the feared illness(es). Please see a psychiatrist or psychologist if you think this might describe you -- help is available, . ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm a hypochondriac?

How can I tell if i'm a hypochondriac?

Worried sick: Hypochondriasis involves preoccupation with illness, including misinterpreting bodily responses as signs of disease or being unhealthy when there is little to no objective evidence of any illness. It can be disabling due to the obsessive thinking about health and associated anxiety. F you believe you have this problem, see your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment options. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

What does it mean to be hypochondriac?

Obsessive fear of: health problems that don't actually exist. Hypochondria is now called health anxiety disorder. It occurs when a person becomes obsessed with the idea that they have serious medical problems /condition (when there is no diagnosed condition). ...Read more

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How do I know if I am a hypochondriac?

How do I know if I am a hypochondriac?

Preoccupation: If your worry is getting in the way of your life you need to wonder if it might be excessive. All of us deal with uncertainty (i might have cancer now) all the time, but for some of us that worry gets in the way of having a life. So that you might as well be sick. In fact some people with hypochondriasis report they actually feel relief when they discover an illness (usually unrelated). ...Read more

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How can you stop being a hypochondriac?

How can you stop being a hypochondriac?

Know thy self: Hypochndria serves a psychological need. You may need to find out why you are overly concerned about your health or well being before you can change this. Consult a mental health professional or your medical doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about a hypochondriac?

What should I do about a hypochondriac?

Depends: If you are talking about yourself, go into psychotherapy. If you are dealing with someone else consider whether you are reinforcing the behavior you would like for them to stop. Consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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