Monday, 25 July 2022

Health anxiety

 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.

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