5 doctors weighed in:
Is thinking that you're sick all the time a type of schizophrenic delusion?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not really
If u think u r sick , see u pcp for physical and work up and see what u pcp.
Tell u.

In brief: Not really
If u think u r sick , see u pcp for physical and work up and see what u pcp.
Tell u.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Thank
Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very unlikely
A delusion is a fixed false belief.
Thinking that you are sick when medical personnel cannot find a problem is not rare. It is often related to fear of catastrophic disease or misinterpreting normal bodily sensations. Psychosomatic illness is the category. That being said, one can be delusional that one is sick when they are not. See a primary care provider and a psychiatrist for evaluation

In brief: Very unlikely
A delusion is a fixed false belief.
Thinking that you are sick when medical personnel cannot find a problem is not rare. It is often related to fear of catastrophic disease or misinterpreting normal bodily sensations. Psychosomatic illness is the category. That being said, one can be delusional that one is sick when they are not. See a primary care provider and a psychiatrist for evaluation
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
Thank
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Worrying excessively about whether you are sick or not is a symptom of an anxiety disorder called hypochondriasis.
If you truly believe you have an illness despite proof by doctors that you do not does raise concerns that you may have a delusion, but that is still not necessarily from schizophrenia.

In brief: No
Worrying excessively about whether you are sick or not is a symptom of an anxiety disorder called hypochondriasis.
If you truly believe you have an illness despite proof by doctors that you do not does raise concerns that you may have a delusion, but that is still not necessarily from schizophrenia.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors