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What is health aniexty consist of?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Health anxiety
. . . Is when a person is extremely worried or fearful about his/her health -- fearing that s/he has a dreaded condition that hasn't been diagnosed yet.
This concern becomes extremely time-consuming, and can be disabling. The person interprets every physical sensation as something dire, like heart attack, cancer, aids, etc. Also called hypochondriasis, it is usually a long-term condition.

In brief: Health anxiety
. . . Is when a person is extremely worried or fearful about his/her health -- fearing that s/he has a dreaded condition that hasn't been diagnosed yet.
This concern becomes extremely time-consuming, and can be disabling. The person interprets every physical sensation as something dire, like heart attack, cancer, aids, etc. Also called hypochondriasis, it is usually a long-term condition.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Focus on own health
Overly preoccupied with one's own health with frequent visits to doctors and request for diagnostic tests.

In brief: Focus on own health
Overly preoccupied with one's own health with frequent visits to doctors and request for diagnostic tests.
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
Dr. Charles Nemeroff
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