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What causes hypochondria?

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Theories: There are a number of theories. Psychological theory would suggest some secondary gain (e.g., attention, control, avoidance). Physiological theory would suggest hypersensitive physical responses to stress or a strong "mind/body" connection that converts stress to physical problems or complaints. It's probably a combination of both and theoretical.

Answered 9/28/2016

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