Hypochondriasis

Overview

Hypochondria (hypochondriasis) is an obsession with the idea of having a serious but undiagnosed medical condition.

Symptoms

Symptoms include a long-term and intense fear of having a serious condition and worry that minor symptoms indicate something serious. A person may frequently visit or switch doctors.

Treatments

Counseling and medications may help.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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