In the attached Reddit article, I hear again what I have been hearing often from patients. They feel as if there is something fundamentally wrong and defective with their brain and their mind. However, this line of thinking often leads to feeling even worse. In good psychotherapy, one important goal is to help you understand […]
Fear of needles is a widespread issue, affecting individuals of all ages. Research suggests that up to 50% of teenagers, and at least 20 to 30% of adults experience needle fear. This problem can severely limit your life, potentially preventing you from receiving vital medical care or pursuing parenthood through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). But fear
Do you believe your survival is “barely hanging on by a thread”? You can improve health anxiety by reshaping dysfunctional beliefs.
46 per cent of adults polled confessed to taking a longer or more costly commute in favour of it being a less crowded and more hygienic route
Did you have significant experiences early in life that led you to see health and illness in a certain way? Identifying these beliefs is the first step toward changing them.
Do you spend an exorbitant amount of time, energy, and money on medical visits due to health anxiety? This likely makes your anxiety (and life) much worse. Disclaimer: The content of this article has not been checked or verified. Proceed at your own risk.
Health anxiety makes us pay special attention to stories of illness and death. To combat the effects of this, we need to retrain our brains.