Is illness illusion the same of obsessive compulsive? The idea of being ill by heart attack is settled in my mind. I can't get rid of it. Thanks
"Illness illusion" Some people with ocd focus on their health, becoming anxious about dire illnesses or contaminations -- but these are not the only obsessive thoughts they have. Others have high health anxiety but no other obsessions -- they might have somatoform disorders. So, "illness illusion" is not exactly the same as ocd. There is help for both conditions with cognitive behavioral therapy, though.
Cannot. Heart attack is damage to heart muscle either a partial portion or full thickness of a portion. Best thing now is to prevent another episode. Watch cholesterol, blood pressure sugar if your diabetic etc. See cardiologist although i assume you have done this. Stop smoking if you do. Once cleared some exercise if possible. Read more...