Overcome Health Anxiety with Online Therapy

Are You Health Conscious or Health Anxious?

Almost every one of us gets concerned about our health and well-being. That is why we always try to eat right, sleep well, exercise properly and lead a good lifestyle. Being health conscious is great. It helps a lot in leading a healthy, happy, successful and meaningful life.

However, problems arise when this health consciousness gets transformed into “health anxiousness”. If you become too obsessed about your health and if you get too apprehensive that you are suffering from a severe illness (without the presence of such medical symptoms), then you are probably experiencing health anxiety. Technically, it is termed as “hypochondria”. Etymologically, it is a somatic amplification disorder in which the person suffering from it, gets overly anxious or obsessed over his/her physical conditions. They see even a minor problem as an exaggerated severe illness. People suffering from hypochondria often require continuous care, support and assurance from health service providers, family and acquaintances.

See if you recognize yourself in the symptoms of health anxiety:

Getting overly anxious or apprehensive towards health conditions
Heightened palpitations, profuse sweating, frequent urination, galvanic changes and so on
Changes in Blood Pressure
Excessive worry
Self-examination, self-diagnosis and excessive preoccupation about one’s body
Refusal about medical advice and getting tensed up over the medical tests, diagnosis and procedures
Hot flushes, jitters and other bodily discomfort
Preoccupations and sometimes nightmares
Disturbances in sleep, diet and overall lifestyle

Apart from the above symptoms, hypochondria is also accompanied by other mental health issues like, OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Clinical Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), etc. The DSM – 5 or the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition), replaces the diagnosis of hypochondria with “Illness Anxiety Disorder”.

Treatment Procedures

Health anxiety or hypochondria can be significantly treated with the help of psychotherapies and pharmacological interventions. Some of the effective methods of treatment are:

Continuous counseling and Support
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Exposure Therapy
Psycho-pharmacological treatment

We provide online therapy for health anxiety that includes all of the treatment methods described above.

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