By Mayo Clinic Staff

Little is known about how to prevent illness anxiety disorder, but these suggestions may help.

  • If you have problems with anxiety, seek professional advice as soon as possible to help stop symptoms from getting worse and impairing your quality of life.
  • Learn to recognize when you're stressed and how this affects your body — and regularly practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
  • Stick with your treatment plan to help prevent relapses or worsening of symptoms.
July 02, 2015