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How can I deal with a loved one's hypochondriasis without sounding dismissive of his complaints? (other than suggesting therapy, which I have)..

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Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Treat with Love

Listening is a great way to demonstrate caring.
The core of a hypochondriasis is fear--recognize the fear and support your love one in finding peace and acceptance of fear as a part of life. Go for counseling together--with the idea of supporting your loved one on the journey of seeking freedom from the fear. Love and support with encouragement is the best medicine.

In brief: Treat with Love

Listening is a great way to demonstrate caring.
The core of a hypochondriasis is fear--recognize the fear and support your love one in finding peace and acceptance of fear as a part of life. Go for counseling together--with the idea of supporting your loved one on the journey of seeking freedom from the fear. Love and support with encouragement is the best medicine.
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