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Health Anxiety (hypochondria)

Health Anxiety (hypochondria)

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Oh he definitely has OCD traits and is well aware of it too. Still won’t see anyone for help though.
So hard when they won’t help themselves. We can have very rational discussions about how much he has missed out on because of his issues. He knows it logically but just can’t face it.
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Would he be interested in curing himself of OCD through books, internet blogs, forums etc I was the same when I had anorexia. I never went to counsellors but learnt how to fix myself by doing my own research. You may need to be available to challenge him with situations though..
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He’s tried a few different online tools. He just treats everything with disdain. He goes through the motions just to appease me I think. He has improved gradually over the years and puberty has been less rocky than I expected. He’s very immature socially (has his own little group of nerdy/geeky kids) so I’m hoping that one day he will mature enough to decide that he needs to start looking after himself.
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"I haven’t managed to get him to a dentist for 4 years and he is overweight with a terrible eating pattern."
I hope everything's okay, especially at these time. How's he "maintaining his oral health"?

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