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what qualifies as hypochondria?

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Anxiety: thinking you are sick and yet every medical exam or test is negative.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hypochondria: Hypochondria is now called health anxiety disorder. It occurs when a person becomes obsessed with the idea that they have serious medical problems /condition (when there is no diagnosed condition).
Answered on May 29, 2015

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