What it’s like to try exposure therapy for health anxiety

What it’s like to try exposure therapy for health anxiety
 

My health anxiety was triggered by a traumatic event which took place back in 2015, when I underwent a major surgery to have my large bowel removed due to ulcerative colitis, following a year’s worth of misdiagnosis from medical professionals.
Ever since, I have had an extreme phobia of falling critically ill again.
A lot of people with health anxiety panic about illnesses that can lead to death, such as heart disorders and cancer.
I don’t worry about death. I know that it’s inevitable that we’re all going to die someday. What I panic about is falling ill, being misdiagnosed and then... read more

 
22 May 2018 in Lifestyle, Views: 51
Source: Metro
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