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Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis: Introduction

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...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Hypochondriasis:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Hypochondriasis?

Hypochondriasis: Related Patient Stories

Hypochondriasis: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Hypochondriasis

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Hypochondriasis may include:

Causes of Hypochondriasis

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Disease Topics Related To Hypochondriasis

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Hypochondriasis: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

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...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 to various medical conditions, such as a stroke...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...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...read more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See ...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). Failure to diagnose these...read more »

Hypochondriasis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Hypochondriasis

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Hypochondriasis:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Hypochondriasis, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Hypochondriasis: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Research about Hypochondriasis

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Clinical Trials for Hypochondriasis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Hypochondriasis include:

Hypochondriasis: Broader Related Topics

Hypochondriasis Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Hypochondriasis:

Chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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