There are 3 common safety behaviors that people with health anxiety engage in. It is important to identify these unhelpful behaviors in order to learn how to refrain from them. One can learn to not refrain from these behaviors through CBT, including exposure and response prevention.
Improve Health Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Safety Behaviors to Cope with Health Anxiety
There are 3 common safety behaviors that people with health anxiety engage in. It is important to identify these unhelpful behaviors in o...
How do You Interpret Symptoms and Bodily Sensations? Learn How Not to Catastrophize.
Health anxiety leads us to assume all or most symptoms or bodily sensations are indicative of a serious disease. However, our bodies are ...
People with severe health anxiety hold dysfunctional or maladaptive beliefs about health and illness. Dysfunctional beliefs develop early in life and are strengthened through reinforcement. Dysfunctional beliefs enter one into a cycle of unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that worsens health anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy aims to interrupt this cycle by modifying maladaptive beliefs, thinking errors, and safety behaviors.