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Is it difficult to deal with a hypochondriac?

Is it difficult to deal with a hypochondriac?

Dealing with a hypochondriac is difficult because they believe that they are constantly struggling with a disease, even if it is actually all in their imagination. We have to be very patient, although tolerating this constant stream of symptoms is very frustrating. 2

Are there any medications that help with hypochondria?

Although medications are not typically prescribed directly for hypochondriasis, hypochondria tends to be associated with depression and/or anxiety disorders, which there are medications for. These medications may then indirectly improve symptoms of hypochondria.

When did I turn into a hypochondriac at age 39?

Hypochondriacs exist on a continuum, from people who simply worry excessively about their health to those who are completely debilitated by fear. I descended into hypochondria at age 39, when I found a tiny lump in my breast. Normally, I wouldn’t have worried. My breasts are naturally very dense and lumpy, and my doctor had never seemed concerned.

What did nurse do for me when I had hypochondria?

As a nurse gently prodded and kneaded, I chatted with her, trying to calm myself down. I was probably overreacting, I said, and explained that my father——the one person who could make me feel both completely protected and completely sure of my own strength——was dying.

Dealing with a hypochondriac is difficult because they believe that they are constantly struggling with a disease, even if it is actually all in their imagination. We have to be very patient, although tolerating this constant stream of symptoms is very frustrating. 2

When did I know I was a hypochondriac?

I didn’t experience hypochondria until I was 22. Before this point, I was a catastrophic thinker, picturing myself dying any time I was on a roller coaster or airplane, but I didn’t think a young person could die of a disease. So, I would’ve been a hypochondriac if I wasn’t so naïve. Then at 22, I got a canker sore on my tongue.

What kind of therapy do you use for hypochondria?

Professional treatments for hypochondria include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is very helpful for reducing patient fears. In this type of therapy, the person learns to recognize and understand the false beliefs that set off their anxiety.

How old do you have to be to have hypochondria?

Like depression or anxiety, hypochondria is a recognized psychiatric disorder. Hypochondriacs exist on a continuum, from people who simply worry excessively about their health to those who are completely debilitated by fear. I descended into hypochondria at age 39, when I found a tiny lump in my breast.