Hypochondriasis.... Represents excessive worry about illness when there is no medical basis for concern. We believe that people who suffer from hypochondriasis have heightened sensitivity in internal receptors so that they experience normal physiological stimuli with greater intensity. I see my patients with hypochondriasis on a regular schedule so i can evaluate whether concerns warrants further work-up by the pcp.
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).