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Any way to treat hypochondria that doesn't require medication?

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Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry
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In brief: Therapy

Psychotherapy can be quite effective for improving symptoms including those of hypochondriasis.
Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular can be helpful by identifying automatic thoughts and testing your belief system about the suspected illness. Biofeedback can help you improve understanding what is happening with your body's responses so that you realize they are not signs of illness.

In brief: Therapy

Psychotherapy can be quite effective for improving symptoms including those of hypochondriasis.
Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular can be helpful by identifying automatic thoughts and testing your belief system about the suspected illness. Biofeedback can help you improve understanding what is happening with your body's responses so that you realize they are not signs of illness.
Dr. Evan Altman
Dr. Evan Altman
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Hypochondria

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.

In brief: Hypochondria

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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