Health Anxiety Counselling in London
What is Health Anxiety?
Signs of Health Anxiety
The term Health Axniety is commonly used to describe an anxiety disorder, characterised by the following signs:
- Marked fear or anxiety with respect to one or more physical illnesses, based on the incorrect interpretation of one or more physical signs or symptoms.
- Tendency to negatively interpret physical signs or symptoms, even after receiving reassurance from expert doctors.
- Tendency to book appointments with many doctors and if they do not receive confirmation of a diagnosis, they may continue to seek second, third and fourth opinions from other doctors.
- Presence of excessive checking behaviours where they will look for marks, lumps, sores and rashes on their body which may indicate the onset of a physical illness.
Treatment for Health Anxiety
Research has shown that most effective treatment for Health Anxiety is Cognitive Behavioural therapy.
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We offer Psychological Therapies for Health Anxiety to Adults, Children and Teenagers at our clinics in City of London, London Bridge, London Kensington, London Islington, London Marylebone, London Oxford Circus, Milan City Life, Rome San Giovanni, Rome Piazza Bologna, Rome Garbatella and Online worldwide.
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