Care recipient (cr) is a hypochondriac

Try: Allow the cr to share his or her feelings while you listen attentively repeat the concerns to the cr so that he or she knows you have been listening and then re-assure the cr the truth about the situation correct any false statements that the cr made about the situation if the cr is overreacting about a supposed illness help the cr find more

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Categories: Emotional Psychological, Some Supervision, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: About the illness and discuss it in detail but don’t allow the cr to obsess over the issue after you’ve discussed the issue or illness come up with a manageable solution and begin a new activity to keep the cr’s mind off of the problem information

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Keywords: Imaginary illness imaginary physical ailment neurotic

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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