Health concerns are things that we all have at some point in time and these health concerns most of the time, motivate us to make better choices in terms of our health and wellness. When these health concerns become ‘health anxiety’, it has become a problem. It is good to care for your health but worrying too much is a reason for concern.
This disorder is a somatic symptom disorder where the person in question becomes consumed with concern over their physical conditions. These anxieties are often exaggerated, and at this point, there is a need to seek the help of a health service provider, acquaintances and family. In the past, psychologists referred to this as “hypochondria”. However, it is now called Health Anxiety Disorder.
More so, people with these disorders and health conditions can experience other mental health issues such as panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This is why it should be taken seriously with the help of a health practitioner and the support of your family.
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