Health Anxiety Most people worry about their health at some time. Usually people worry when they experience physical symptoms, and most of the time, these worries go away. People who experience health anxiety are excessively worried about and preoccupied with having a serious illness when there is no medical evidence of them having the illness. These worries may affect their lives in very significant ways, leading to intense anxiety, panic attacks, feeling as though they cannot cope, or sometimes even depression. They may spend a lot of time researching symptoms on the Internet, seek reassurance from others, in particular medical professionals, or examine their body for possible signs of illness. This can lead to them feeling more anxious and preoccupied. People who experience health anxiety usually experience several of the symptoms and exhibit many of the behaviours listed below: Physical symptoms such as chest pain, general aches and pains, sweating, trembling, headaches, numbness, and tingling. Interpretation of body sensations as indicating severe illness. Physiological arousal such as increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, gastrointestinal disturbance etc. Checking behaviours and increased focus on the body. Reassurance-seeking from doctors. Reassurance-seeking from family and friends. Spending a lot of time finding out about illness. Avoiding things to do with illness.
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THERAPISTS OFFERING THERAPY FOR HEALTH ANXIETY:
Circle Psychology Partners Ltd Registered Office: 175 Turney Road, Dulwich Village, London, SE21 7JU Phone: 07816 382810 or 020 8935 5068 | Skype: christine.langhoff | E-mail: info@circlepsychologypartners.co.uk Company Number: 11159467
Dr Christine Langhoff Clinical Director and Clinical Psychologist in Dulwich Village, CPsychol, DClinPsy, MSc, DipPsych, BA Hons (OXON) Dr Elizabeth Harte Clinical Psychologist in East Dulwich, CPsychol, DClinPsy, MSc, BSc (Hons) Dr Michaela Dunbar Clinical Psychologist in Forest Hill, CPsychol, DClinPsy, BSc Dr Emilia Szmigielska Clinical Psychologist in Forest Hill, CPsychol, DClinPsy, PhD, Dipl.-Psych Dr Haymond Lee Clinical Psychologist in East Dulwich, CPsychol, DClinPsy, MSc, BA (Hons) Dr Helen Lister Clinical Psychologist in West Norwood, CPsychol, DClinPsy, BSc (Hons) Dr Inga Boellinghaus Clinical Psychologist in Forest Hill, CPsychol, DClinPsy, PhD, Dipl.-Psych Dr Penny Titman Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Dulwich Village,  CPsychol, PhD, MSc, BA Hons (OXON) Dr Gazal Jones Clinical Psychologist in Peckham, CPsychol, DClinPsy, MSc, BSc Dr Charlotte Cousins Clinical Psychologist in Honor Oak, CPsychol, DClinPsy, BSc Dr Naomi Filio Consultant Clinical Psychologist, DClinPsy, PGDip, BSc (Hons) Dr Robin Schacht Clinical Psychologist in Dulwich Village, CPsychol, DClinPsy, PhD, EdM, BA Dr Chloe Gerskowitch Counsellign Psychologist and CBT Therapist in Dulwich Village, CPsychol, DPsych, MSc Barbara Morgan Counsellor and CBT Therapist in East Dulwich, DipCouns Dr Suzanna Duffin Clinical Psychologist in East Dulwich, DClinPsy PGDipCBT BSc (Hons) Laura Smart Counsellor and CBT Therapist in East Dulwich, DipCouns DipCBT/REBT Sara Roberts Counselling Psychologist in East Dulwich, CPsycholog MSc BA (Hons)
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Health Anxiety Most people worry about their health at some time. Usually people worry when they experience physical symptoms, and most of the time, these worries go away. People who experience health anxiety are excessively worried about and preoccupied with having a serious illness when there is no medical evidence of them having the illness. These worries may affect their lives in very significant ways, leading to intense anxiety, panic attacks, feeling as though they cannot cope, or sometimes even depression. They may spend a lot of time researching symptoms on the Internet, seek reassurance from others, in particular medical professionals, or examine their body for possible signs of illness. This can lead to them feeling more anxious and preoccupied. People who experience health anxiety usually experience several of the symptoms and exhibit many of the behaviours listed below: Physical symptoms such as chest pain, general aches and pains, sweating, trembling, headaches, numbness, and tingling. Interpretation of body sensations as indicating severe illness. Physiological arousal such as increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, gastrointestinal disturbance etc. Checking behaviours and increased focus on the body. Reassurance-seeking from doctors. Reassurance-seeking from family and friends. Spending a lot of time finding out about illness. Avoiding things to do with illness.
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