Opening the why-box. Part 7. Somatic obsessions

Somatic obsessions are thoughts or worries about one’s body, health or disease.

“Concern with illness or disease” may or may not be a true obsession, depending on how it presents. If the person is otherwise healthy, has no delusional thinking and expresses his thoughts in terms of worry or anxiety (as opposed to conviction or conclusion), this may represent an actual obsession. Continue reading