A 19-year-old female asked:
i am aware that munchausen's is a type of factitious disorder. is hypochondria one as well, even though it's the fear of being ill?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
In DSM 5: people who might have been diagnosed with hypochondria in the past might fall under one of two disorders - Somatic Symptom Disorder or Illness Anxiety Disorder. These diagnoses are not considered factitious disorders.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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