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*I will start by saying in the end i think its all the same because fear is fear. *
This forum is a mix of many different anxiety disorders and some with a touch more that is intertwined. Ok saying that the label Health anxiety confuses me. I have ailments so i do know where my fears stem from at this time, mind you again the end result is still mixed with panic attacks and such and all the what ifs are there. People who have panic attacks get horrid symptoms and i can absolutely see how that forms health anxiety. But there seems to be another grouping on here that i think is OCD but viewed as health anxiety? The obssesion part. Is this HA where you are healthy and just you prophesize or focus on illness? That one confuses me because i think i have health anxiety from my issues of health ailments but never recieved that as a diagnoses i just thought thats what it would be called. I came from the ptsd route into panic disorders so im just trying to understand what HA actually consists of. I am positive the labels make no difference at all and again fear is fear and it sucks on every level i just want to understand this HA label that is used so easily and seems to have the whole panic disorder thing going on so why would it have a seperate label? This is why i hate these labels that are given they are so broad and almost useless but i just want to understand them.
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