Because it’s a part of your being, anxiety won’t go away completely. But you can lessen its grasp through understanding and self-awareness.
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What triggers health anxiety?
Health anxieties or other anxiety disorders in your family. Childhood illness or serious illness in your family during childhood. Mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. Trauma, such as rape or physical or emotional abuse.
How do you break the cycle of health anxiety?
Is health anxiety common?
Health anxiety is a relatively common condition, known to affect some 4% to 5% of people.
Why do I worry so much about my health?
Illness anxiety disorder, sometimes called hypochondriasis or health anxiety, is worrying excessively that you are or may become seriously ill. You may have no physical symptoms.
Is health anxiety a form of OCD?
Is Health Anxiety a form of OCD? While there are some overlapping symptoms between the two disorders, and it’s also possible for someone to be diagnosed with both OCD and health anxiety, they are defined as separate disorders.
How is severe health anxiety treated?
The most common treatment for health anxiety is psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can be very effective in treating health anxiety because it teaches you skills that can help you manage your disorder.