Science says you can worry yourself sick
|Science says you can worry yourself sick||Darrell Miller||11/17/16|
November 17, 2016 02:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Science says you can worry yourself sick
A Norwegian study published in the journal BMJ Open is stating what many people have always believed: hypochondriacs can actually worry themselves sick. It was observed that these types of people tend to perform less strenuous labor and smoke more. The lack of physical activity weakens the body, and the smoking is used as a sedative but obviously has negative effects on the body. Unfortunately, doctors telling these people not to worry doesn’t really work. Only the patient can try to change the way they think.
- A new study has found that it is, indeed, very possible for hypochondriacs to worry themselves to the point of ill health
- Health anxiety is a specific type of anxiety characterised by preoccupation of having, acquiring or possibly avoiding illness,
- Participants with higher levels of health anxiety reported less hours of hard physical activity per week
"A new study has found that it is, indeed, very possible for hypochondriacs to worry themselves to the point of ill health."