Health Anxiety


WHat is it?

Health anxiety is a form of worrying that focuses on illness or the possibility of getting ill. It often shares features with obsessive compulsive disorder, as people suffering from health anxiety can become obsessively preoccupied with checking themselves, seeking reassurance from doctors, or preventing or avoiding illness. At its worst, health anxiety can be completely debilitating, preventing you from living life the way you want to, and filling every moment with fear, worry and apprehension.

How do I know if I have health anxiety?