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Health Anxiety

Health anxiety can be described as a preoccupation or obsession with the idea or belief that you have or will have a physical illness. Sometimes harmless physical symptoms are perceived as serious medical conditions.

Naturally with this particular anxiety, feeling anxious about an illness increases the anxiety further and in turn this reinforces the thought that the symptoms being experienced are part of the illness.

Treatments for health anxiety can include, cognitive behavioual therapy, techniques to reduce the physical anxietyin relation to the automatic thoughts. EMDR can also be applied to tackle emotionally tagged memories that may be playaing a part in perpetuating the anxiety.

To find out more, you can contact MIke Ward, who can arrange a complimentary consultation for you.