A 30-year-old member asked:
What is hypochondria?
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Dr. Steven Bowers answered
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Definition: Hypochondria is when one believes oneself to be ill, when no illness is actually present. It is "all in one's head" so to speak. It can result in expensive and sometimes risky medical evaluations and lead to frustration for the patient and the physician, and can result in needless harm to the patient.
Answered on Nov 22, 2016
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