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on April 19, 2017
Mark Carlson-Ghost, Ph.D., associate professor at the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University recently spoke to Tonic regarding the connection between grief and hypochondria.
In the article, “Grieving Made Me a Hypochondriac,” Dr. Carlson-Ghost explains that “grief puts us in a vulnerable emotional state and thus we are susceptible to emotional triggers of worry and anxiety that might not typically set us off. Worry can also negatively impact our immune system. And once a person experiences a genuine sense of risk, imagined or real, the adrenaline kicks in and that vulnerability takes on a physical form of sweats, and rapid heartbeat."
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