Illness Anxiety Disorder

Join the Conversation on
Illness Anxiety Disorder
777 people
0 stories
23 posts
  • About Illness Anxiety Disorder
  • Note: The hashtags you follow are publicly viewable on your profile; you can change this at any time.
    Newsletters
    Don’t miss what’s new on The Mighty. We have over 20 email newsletters to choose from, from mental health to chronic illness.
    Browse and Subscribe
    What's New in Illness Anxiety Disorder
    All
    Stories
    Posts
    Videos
    Latest
    Trending
    Community Voices
    12CLD
    Community Voices
    Community Voices
    Community Voices

    Tips for being around sick people when you have an illness / contagion phobia?

    Long story short, I have always had a phobia of getting sick. It causes me to avoid being around sick people at all costs. The pandemic has only made it worse. But does anyone have tips for how to deal with it when you *have* to be around someone who is sick? I'm not talking about COVID-19 here, but if my partner gets a cold, for example, any tips on how I can cope with being around them and deal with the potential for becoming sick? My phobia controls me so much that I either want to ask my partner to stay somewhere else or I want to leave, but this is very detrimental to my relationships. Any tips or suggestions at all? #ContaminationOCD #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #Phobia #IllnessAnxietyDisorder

    Community Voices

    Fighting a Physical Illness Can Be a Mental Health Battle

    <p>Fighting a Physical Illness Can Be a <a href="https://themighty.com/topic/mental-health/?label=Mental Health" class="tm-embed-link  tm-autolink health-map" data-id="5b23ce5800553f33fe98c3a3" data-name="Mental Health" title="Mental Health" target="_blank">Mental Health</a> Battle</p>
    1 person is talking about this
    Community Voices

    Pareidolia

    #IllnessAnxietyDisorder /pareidolia. Does anyone have visions of faces all the time that no one else can see but you. I have read about it and they say it’s harmless. Not for me. I’ve been in the hospital 10 times this year from passing out from it. Most horrible experience I’ve had for four years now. It’s getting worse everything I look at even when I eat I see them. Please help if anyone has any info on this. I have a psychiatrist and a therapist and I’m on medication for this.

    Community Voices

    Family

    I am going to be widowed soon
    My wife has stage 4 cancer and it is spreading
    #IllnessAnxietyDisorder

    3 people are talking about this
    Community Voices
    Community Voices