A hypochondriac is a person with a serious fear of having a serious medical condition.
The medical condition of being a hypochrondriac is called "Hypochondriasis".
Although everyone worries about symptoms and their health,
true hypochondriasis is a more persistent and ongoing preoccupation with health issues. ...more »
Symptoms of Hypochondriasis
- Fear of having a serious medical problem
- Preoccupation with health problems
- Imagined symptoms
- Perception of having poor health when none exist
- Frequent visits to the doctor over ailments that don't exist
- more symptoms...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Hypochondriasis?
Hypochondriasis: Related Patient Stories
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Alternative Treatments for Hypochondriasis
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Causes of Hypochondriasis
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Disease Topics Related To Hypochondriasis
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Hypochondriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Hypochondriasis
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed,...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with bipolar seek help from their...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have a delayed diagnosis.
See misdiagnosis of eating...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders...read more »
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Hypochondriasis: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Hypochondriasis
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Hypochondriasis: Rare Types
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Research about Hypochondriasis
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Clinical Trials for Hypochondriasis
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hypochondriasis include:
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Definitions of Hypochondriasis:
Chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
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