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I've been told that being worried or paranoid about germs and diseases can make me get them easier. Is this true ?

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Dr. Donald Gieck
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Not true

Not true unless worrying about germs and diseases somehow makes you more likely to engage in unhealthy and unsanitary behaviors.
The only caveat might be that chronic stress and worry can lower your immune response making one more susceptible to being affected by viruses (ie, the common cold).

In brief: Not true

Not true unless worrying about germs and diseases somehow makes you more likely to engage in unhealthy and unsanitary behaviors.
The only caveat might be that chronic stress and worry can lower your immune response making one more susceptible to being affected by viruses (ie, the common cold).
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