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Re: Why isn't hypochondria considered a type of OCD?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 01:03:50 AM »
@BeeDot right now I've been thinking about getting an MBA and going into music business/marketing, or going for music law. I'm not completely sure yet though haha.

@ScaredofSymptoms I feel like I have OCD too because of the other obsessive thoughts and compulsions I get unrelated to HA. I think I'm going to ask my professors about it because many people with HA have these symptoms.
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Re: Why isn't hypochondria considered a type of OCD?
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 03:28:12 AM »
What my therapist is that I have hypochondria with elements of OCD (need to google, check symptoms), but not classic OCD, just ha related which is true.
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Re: Why isn't hypochondria considered a type of OCD?
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 05:39:53 AM »
I agree hypochondriasis is like a mix of somatoform disorder and OCD. Obsessing about what ails you, compulsive about nonstop thoughts about it and nonstop googling... it's like an addiction. I think it's just people with OCD have a more heightened awareness of touch and environment; it's like the adrenaline is more amped up in them. LIke the "go" button is always ready to react. Why, I don't know but wish i did know. It must be some sort of subliminal dealing mechanism or gratification or approval behaviour or something
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Re: Why isn't hypochondria considered a type of OCD?
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2014, 10:56:39 PM »
Firebird, sounds neat!  I work in film and have been working with a lady recently who does, not music law, but entertainment law.  It's pretty interesting!

Has anyone tried OCD treatment for their health anxiety?  Aren't there medications specifically for OCD?
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