Health Anxiety

Health Anxiety is a specific type of anxiety where people mis-interpret body sensations or feelings, leading to worries that they have a serious health condition. These beliefs can be very compelling and distressing and often cause people to seek medical investigations for the feared health condition

Key Symptoms
  • Increased heart rate
  • Stomach churning
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Increase in body temperature
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased need to urinate
  • IBS symptoms
  • Shaking
  • Wobbly legs
  • Dry mouth
  • Worrying
  • Reassurance seeking
  • Body / Symptom checking and monitoring
  • Googling symptoms
  • Visiting the GP regularly
  • Seeing lots of specialists for various investigations (with no physical explanation)
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR)


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