Behind health anxiety often lies a fear of death or death anxiety. It is important to tackle this in order to improve health anxiety. There are several cognitive and behavioral techniques that can accomplish this.
Improve Health Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
How to Improve Death Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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When it comes to the dying process, people often fear being in intense pain, feeling humiliated, and burdening or hurting others. Many people have inaccurate assumptions about the dying process, making it important to evaluate and challenge those beliefs. Examining how palliative care might help with physical pain is one way to challenge one's assumptions about the dying process.
- Death anxiety is a common experience among those who are anxious about their health.
- Death anxiety can be treated with cognitive restructuring (i.e., challenging unhelpful assumptions about death and dying).
- Death anxiety can also be treated through exposure therapy (i.e., systematically exposing oneself to death-related concepts).