Illness anxiety disorder (IAd) is a relatively recent diagnosis for what used to just be classified as hypochondriacs. People who suffer from IAD strongly feel that they are actually suffering from a life-threatening or serious illness despite having very little, if any, outward symptoms.
Many people have told me over the years that they believe that they are “mentally ill” or that they’re simply nervous about something or other. However, I think you can see why the symptoms can be misinterpreted and the diagnosis may actually come down to the fact that the person has been misdiagnosed with another health condition.
Some Of The Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of
If you believe you suffer from IAD, you will be aware of some of the symptoms which tend to accompany this particular mental health condition. Often, when you are not suffering from this, you may feel irritable, anxious or depressed, and there are times when you become so preoccupied with worries or fears that you don’t have any type of time for yourself at all. However, people who are diagnosed with IAD often experience all of these symptoms and more, including feeling tired or run down and not able to get out of bed for any length of time.
It’s important to note here that people who suffer from IAD usually have many more than one symptom. This is because IAD has an extremely broad range of symptoms that overlap and are difficult to diagnose on its own. If you think you’re suffering from any of the symptoms above and you’ve experienced them before, you may well be suffering from IAD. This is because it is so broad and the symptoms tend to overlap so widely that it can be difficult to know exactly what it is that you’re experiencing without proper medical diagnosis.
It’s important to remember that many people who have been diagnosed with IAD have recovered completely, even though the disorder itself can have some pretty serious symptoms that require treatment. You could end up being put on medication that has severe side effects like depression, but by seeking help for IAD, you could also end up making a much better lifestyle choice, in addition to learning how to deal with this condition properly.
Treatments Of IAD
Treatment of this disorder usually involves either psychotherapy or medication. Psychotherapy is often recommended when the cause of the symptoms is psychological, such as depression, and can be treated with cognitive behavior therapy which helps to treat the problems that trigger the anxiety in the first place.
Medication, on the other hand, is often prescribed for those with physical conditions such as diabetes or arthritis. The reason for this type of medication is to treat the actual problem of the condition which causes the symptoms to occur.
However, many people who have this disorder choose not to take medication. There is a growing amount of research suggesting that it is possible to overcome IAD naturally.
Many of the symptoms can be reduced through natural methods that require very little effort. One of these methods is called cognitive behavioral therapy, and is actually very effective for many people.
The Best Way Of Overcoming Is To Educate Yourself About IAD
If you suffer from IAD and want to learn about ways of overcoming it, the best way to do it is by educating yourself about the condition and the various options available. If you’re wondering about whether or not you have the IAD, the first thing you need to do is determine whether or not you are suffering from anxiety or depression. Anxiety and Depression Information Institute has a great website which will provide you with all the information that you need.
You should also educate yourself about the different types of anxiety. As mentioned above, there are various types of this condition, and they all have different triggers. One of the more common types is the social anxiety disorder IAD.
People with this disorder tend to worry too much about their social lives, worrying about what they’ll say or do in social situations and having feelings of fear and discomfort in these situations. They may also worry about being rejected in front of others. In addition to worrying, they can also feel nervous and embarrassed about being around people and not knowing whether or not they’re behaving appropriately.