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Hypochondriasis: Introduction

Hypochondriasis: A disorder where a well person believes that they have a serious or life threatening illness. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Hypochondriasis, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Hypochondriasis:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Hypochondriasis. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Hypochondriasis: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Hypochondriasis, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Hypochondriasis Treatments

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Stories from Users for Hypochondriasis

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Hypochondriasis: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Hypochondriasis may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hypochondriasis

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Hypochondriasis: Deaths

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Definitions of Hypochondriasis:

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

Preoccupation with the fear of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Hypochondriasis

The list below shows some of the causes of Hypochondriasis mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Hypochondriasis?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hypochondriasis. Of the 18 causes of Hypochondriasis that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 15 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hypochondriasis:

The following list of conditions have 'Hypochondriasis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Hypochondriasis Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Hypochondriasis based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Hypochondriasis:

    Medical Conditions associated with Hypochondriasis:

    Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Anxiety symptoms (895 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Personality symptoms (4029 causes), Society problems (1785 causes)

    Symptoms related to Hypochondriasis:

    Malingering (4 causes), Cyberchondria, Hypochondriac, Witnessing suffering or death, Experiencing a serious illness oneself, Stress, Adjustment to illness, Anxiety (895 causes), Depression (629 causes), Panic (388 causes), Phobia (25 causes), Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Schizophrenia

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