#175- The First Episode With Dr. Josh Spitalnick and Michael Stier On Health Anxiety

For today’s episode, I was able to have on Dr. Josh Spitalnick and Michael Stier, LPCC, to discuss health anxiety. They recently released the book “The Complete Guide To Overcoming Health Anxiety” and were kind enough to join me to talk about their book and how to face down health…

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#173- Health Anxiety, Hypochondriasis, Health OCD

Today’s episode is a special discussion of Illness Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Hypochondriasis,Health OCD, or whatever else you wanna call it. What ever name works for you, today I discuss the common obsessions, common compulsions, and treatment of health anxiety! In addition to all the general information about this disorder…

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#168- My Family Is Stuck And Overwhelmed By COVID

Today’s question comes from someone who is struggling with family members who are overwhelmed by the idea of COVID and continue to be enveloped by rituals and routines focused on preventing or avoiding COVID despite being vaccinated and boosted. These precautions are now infringing on the questioner’s family. So, how…

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#161- Balancing Mental Health With Fear Of Missing Potential Medical Emergency (Health Anxiety)

Today’s listener question comes from a man who wants to know how to balance their awareness that their health anxiety is driving them to compulsively call doctors or check in on minor physical ailments with the fear that they could potentially miss catching a life threatening illness early! It’s a…

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Dealing with a real life health issue, a response to dealing with a real health issue, and whether or not to work with a specialist

On this lovely episode I answer a question from someone about how they should deal with their obsessions about a real life health issue (5:48). Oddly enough, I also answer share feedback on the same subject from a previous listener who’s question was answered on a previous episode (31:51)! Lastly,…

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Health Real Event, Eye Floaters, and At What Point is it OCD?

On this episode of the FearCast, I answer three listener questions on a range of topics. First, I answer a question about how to deal with health anxiety when someone actually has a real life chronic health condition. Next, I talk about how to accept a condition as permanent when…

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Stuck in the Pandemic and Stuck in HOCD Obsessions

We’re all in it. We’re all stuck here in the Pandemic and trying our best to keep our thoughts, morale, and emotions from getting the best of us. In this episode I talk about giving ourselves grace when we feel anxious, and when we may start to feel apathy. I…

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