Show 267 Misdiagnosis - Physical Symptoms

Last time I gave a very brief description of misdiagnosis and an example or two. This is a follow-up to last week’s pebble in the road. 

If you have a health, medical phobia or descriptions of medical conditions make you anxious, you might want to skip this episode. If you have cardiophobia, stop, do not go on, this is not the episode for you.

Honestly, I got overwhelmed with the number of similarities between mental and physical health issues.

Talk about information overload. So I thought about it and decided to break it up in manageable parts. Why didn’t I think about this last week?

Because my tendency is to want to give the whole pizza pie instead of a slice. Except it isn’t pizza pie but lots and lot of words. It can be a bit much.

Anyway, this time a quick look at the physical illnesses that can mimic anxiety symptoms.

Resources Mentioned: 

CNET video on a possible new treatment for severe depression via a brain implant

2015 Psychiatric Times, Managing Anxiety in the Medically Ill

Dr T. Jared Bunch, MD post on Everyday Health on Is It Anxiety or Heart Disease? Sometimes It's Hard to Tell the Difference. 

From is a post on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with info about the interrelationship between the two conditions. Very Well Mind has a lot of information about panic attacks and IBS

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