What is health anxiety
- People with health anxiety often become overly preoccupied with their bodily signs, symptoms and physical changes.
- People with health anxiety develop fears that they have a serious illness or disease, or that they are developing a serious illness or disease.
Why is health anxiety distressing
- Health anxiety is distressing because people often seek out multiple medical assessments or clinical investigations.
- Health anxiety is distressing because when people seek out multiple consultations, these do not alleviate their fears and beliefs that they have a medical problem or a serious health issue.