Different types of health anxiety

August 11, 2020

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer. A friend's dad passed away from COVID. The news is littered with the worst-case-scenarios, and suddenly every mole, headache and rash seems like a death sentence!  All the frightening news this year can make you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. Everyone has health concerns now and then, but for some of us, stressing about health becomes overwhelming and turns into its own problem. Hypochondria, also known as health anxiety, is worrying about your health to the point where…
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