Health Anxiety

Most people worry about there health from time to time. But for some people, this worry never goes away and becomes a real problem.

Health anxiety (hypochondria) means obsessive worrying about  health, usually to the point where it causes great distress and affects a persons ability to function properly.

Some people with health anxiety have unexplained physical symptoms, such as chest pain or headaches, which they assume are a sign of serious disease. Health anxiety typically reduces temporarily after medical reassurance but returns again repeatedly despite there doctor’s reassurance.

Other people may just be permanently anxious about their future health, worrying about things like ‘What if I get cancer or heart disease?’

Cognitive therapy combined with Hypnotherapy can be fast and  effective for health anxiety.

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