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What is a hypochondriac?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fear of sickness

Someone who is overly concerned about physical events to the point they see illness in everyday bodily functions.

In brief: Fear of sickness

Someone who is overly concerned about physical events to the point they see illness in everyday bodily functions.
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: A hypochondriac is

someone who has 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).

In brief: A hypochondriac is

someone who has 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).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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