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Can a chronic anxious state that lasts several months lead you into physical pain that has no apparent medical cause? like chronic headaches etc.

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Yes, it can

Anxiety takes a toll on our bodies.
Holding in anxiety effects our bodies like steam in a pressure cooker without a safety valve would have on the pot. Sooner or later, the pressure cooker would explode. By talking about stressors and finding solutions, Psychotherapy helps develop a safety valve and protects our bodies from the stress. Consider a HealthTap Concierge consult with a psychologist.

In brief: Yes, it can

Anxiety takes a toll on our bodies.
Holding in anxiety effects our bodies like steam in a pressure cooker without a safety valve would have on the pot. Sooner or later, the pressure cooker would explode. By talking about stressors and finding solutions, Psychotherapy helps develop a safety valve and protects our bodies from the stress. Consider a HealthTap Concierge consult with a psychologist.
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