Our expert says:
You know, romero, if you are indeed hypochondriac, what you may have been doing is not searching the net for answers to your condition, but in a way, searching for conditions for your answer --- a hypochondriac STARTS with the assumption that he must be seriously physically ill, and then searches for serious conditions which this unwell feeling might represent. And of course, as we grow anxious, Anxiety is brilliantly designed to producea wide range of symptoms, so the more anxious we get, the more symptoms we will experience.
As you recognized, we then become almost literally the author of our own miseries --- but the good news part of that is that you can also un-write and erase those problems. This is where Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy helps, by aiding you in identifying these unhelpful assumptions and enabling you to change them and replace them with more fruitful conclusions about your life. You can learn to like who you actually are, rather than always striving to be someone else ( rarely anyone better than you really are already ).
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