Hypochondriasis Treatment in NYC

Hypochondriasis Treatment in NYC

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Unpacking Hypochondriasis and Available Treatments

Hypochondriasis, now termed illness anxiety disorder, involves excessive worry about having a severe illness despite minimal or no symptoms. Sufferers often misinterpret ordinary bodily functions or minor sensations as alarming signs of serious diseases.

Treatment for illness anxiety disorder mainly encompasses cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and, in some instances, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). CBT aims to aid individuals in comprehending and challenging their misconceptions and excessive health-related fears, guiding them toward a more balanced perception of their physical well-being.

CBT sessions focus on helping patients recognize cognitive distortions fueling health anxieties and develop healthier coping mechanisms to manage their fears effectively. Therapists collaborate with patients to address irrational beliefs and instill constructive thoughts and behaviors.

When necessary, physicians may prescribe SSRIs, antidepressant medications that can reduce anxiety and improve overall mood, complementing the therapeutic process.

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Common Emotional and Psychological Challenges Linked to Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis can have profound effects on an individual’s emotional well-being, leading to relentless fear and anxiety regarding their health. The persistent stress stemming from these concerns can result in depressive feelings, withdrawal from social interactions, and challenges in performing daily activities.

While the precise cause of hypochondriasis remains elusive, it is believed to arise from a complex interplay of genetic, biological, and environmental factors. It is essential to recognize that hypochondriasis is not driven by attention-seeking behavior; rather, it is a legitimate mental health condition that necessitates compassionate and expert care.

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Journey through Hypochondriasis Treatment Sessions

The path to overcoming hypochondriasis begins with a comprehensive assessment, followed by cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) sessions. Here, therapists assist individuals in identifying health-related fears and cognitive distortions, teaching them how to challenge these thoughts and reduce health-related anxieties.

Therapists also provide education on how anxiety can affect the body and teach relaxation techniques to reduce stress. In cases where anxiety or depression is present, medications may be prescribed as well.

The ultimate goal is to reduce the preoccupation with illness, improve coping mechanisms, and enhance the quality of life by alleviating the distress associated with the disorder. Through compassionate guidance and evidence-based approaches, individuals can embark on a transformative journey toward recovery, embracing a healthier and more balanced perspective on their well-being.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
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03:24 13 Sep 23
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jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Selecting Good Health for Hypochondriasis Treatment Services

Opting for Good Health for hypochondriasis treatment means you choose a caring and expert team dedicated to helping you overcome excessive health-related fears. We implement evidence-based therapies tailored to your specific needs and concerns.

At Good Health, our focus is not just symptom reduction, but empowering you to lead a less anxious, more fulfilling life. With us, you embark on a journey of understanding your anxiety, managing it effectively, and regaining control of your life.

The step towards a future free from excessive health worries with Good Health, your partner in mental wellness. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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