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Hypochondria

Doctors may diagnose a patient with hypochondria or illness anxiety disorder if they display an obsessive concern with their health. The extreme worrying can incapacitate the person, interfering with day to day activities. Hypochondria can result following disturbing or stressful events, or stem from psychological issues. Treatments often involve cognitive-behavioral therapy, though some individuals also require medication.

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