Health Anxiety: "Is My Cough A Sign of Lung Cancer?"
Pathological health anxiety, or PHA, is health-related worrying that is disproportionate to true medical risk. Patients with PHA catastrophically misinterpret harmless bodily sensations. PHA can lead to other psychological conditions such as panic disorder. CBT and exposure therapy can effectively treat PHA. Worrying about our health is adaptive and...www.psychologytoday.com