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What about Anxiety and Hypochondria?

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  • Posted By: doctordoof
  • December 12, 2008
  • 09:42 PM

Ive been having a number of health issues (symptoms) and lots o people including doctors say that i exacerbate symptoms due to anxiety and a fear of illness/death (hypocondria).

Generally i seem to distrust them when they say this, but then again that is the main mark for hypocondria.

Anyway I was wondering how people around here view things. To what extent do hypocondria and anxiety/depression cause some make-believe or exacerbated symptoms.

I do assume some cases of hypocondria exist in reality and its not just lazy doctors even tough I'm sure that is very common too.

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  • HiI wrote few articles about anxiety attacks you can read these articles at stopanxietyattack.wordpress.comhubpages.com/hub/Avoiding-panic-attackshow-to-avoid-panic-attack.blogspot.com/Hope this will be helpful for you.P>S moderator don't delete it...as its not spam...may be it will be helpful for someone
    mariah26 1 Replies
    • December 13, 2008
    • 00:44 PM
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  • I have a very similar problem and I can't say there's a way to stop it. It might be that you have a low pain tolerance. Do whatever you can to distract yourself when you think you're are feeling ill. Sorry I can't give any better advice.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 20, 2008
    • 05:28 AM
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