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I believe fully i have cancer. Doctors say i dont. can this obsession become something physical? like when cancer patients believe there sick they act like it?
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Mental Health Professional: Linda D., Psychotherapist, LMSW, CASAC replied 7 months ago
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Thank you for reaching out to Just Answer with your concerns. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed psychotherapist in New York State. Yes, the mind is a very powerful machine that can often lead us to believe that our fears are actually fact! We call this a cognitive distortion. We believe we are ill and then our mental tension creates a simple physical sensation into a full blown symptom of an illness we are afraid of. Doctors see this all the time. May I ask, are you being treated for anxiety in any way? I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, ***** ***** LMSW, CASAC
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i am being treated for anxiety and depression. I see a therapist and doctor.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
blah blah blah.im doing all of that professional crap.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i dont need to be told that i just wanna know what physical signs might happen? with this cancer idealation has someone died from believeing they've had it because i will stop.
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