My fiance worries constantly about his health. Every day when I am at school, he researches different things he feels and what they could be a sign of. He insists there must be something urgent wrong with him, and complains about being able to feel his heart beat, his blood pressure going up and down,…anything he feels he will immediately look it up and find that all of his symptoms are linked to all these different terrible things. He has been convinced that he has prostate issues, cancer, this, that-he always has a new thing that could be wrong with him. I am very worried about him and I think his only actual problem is that he is struggling with extreme anxiety. He recently went to the eye doctor and they found that he may have glaucoma, and this has sent him on a HUGE worry frenzy. He is going to find out within the next week or two whether he actually does have it and what they can do about it…but I am not sure any of the symptoms he feels normally even have to do with glaucoma..
Does this sound like a typical anxiety disorder? and if so, what could treat it? (I do not think he should take benzos..but if that is the only thing available,…)