With health anxiety we often engage in thinking errors when interpreting symptoms and bodily sensations. It can be helpful to use socratic dialogue (a CBT strategy) to challenge thoughts and improve thinking patterns.
Improve Health Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Questions to Ask Yourself When Anxious about a Symptom
With health anxiety we often engage in thinking errors when interpreting symptoms and bodily sensations. It can be helpful to use socrati...
People with health anxiety tend to engage in thinking errors when it comes to their health. One type of thinking error is black-or-white thinking or seeing health as dichotomous instead of on a spectrum. You can improve dysfunctional thinking patterns through challenging thoughts through socratic questioning.
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.
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