The Fear of Finding Out

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AbbVie, a global research-based biopharmaceutical company, publishes a new evidence review in partnership with think tank 2020health which highlights the psychological reasons which are causing British adults to delay or avoid seeking medical attention.

The new report, titled ‘The Fear of Finding Out: identifying psychological barriers to symptom presentation and diagnosis in the UK’, has found that despite the abundance of health information now available, one of the main barriers preventing adults from making healthier lifestyle choices is a ‘Fear of Finding Out’. This makes up nearly a third of all conscious reasons why individuals may be delaying or avoiding visiting their doctor or seeking medical advice when they may be concerned, or not taking the relevant steps to improve their health.

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