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What's hypochondria? They mention it in the soaps all the time but unsure.
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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
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Hypochondria refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness.
Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be. They are convinced that they have or are about to have a serious illness. It is sometimes referred to as health phobia, and can be quite debilitating.

In brief: See below...
Hypochondria refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness.
Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be. They are convinced that they have or are about to have a serious illness. It is sometimes referred to as health phobia, and can be quite debilitating.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
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Hypochondria is as belief that the person suffers from the serious medical illness, despite medical evidence (labs, tests, etc.
) saying otherwise. It's an uncontrollable worry and people do not create sx on purpose (malingering). Hypochondiracs are overly focused on their physical health, having unrealistic fear of suffering from medical illness.

In brief: See below
Hypochondria is as belief that the person suffers from the serious medical illness, despite medical evidence (labs, tests, etc.
) saying otherwise. It's an uncontrollable worry and people do not create sx on purpose (malingering). Hypochondiracs are overly focused on their physical health, having unrealistic fear of suffering from medical illness.
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