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Hypochondria, variously known as healthy anxiety and somatic symptom disorder, implies an obsessive concern with one’s own health. The extreme worrying can get alarmingly incapacitating such that pursuing ordinary tasks (of both professional and personal nature) becomes difficult. In many instances, hypochondria develops in the aftermath of disturbing/stressful events in the suffering individual’s life. In other cases, one’s personality and/or other psychological conditions may be the underlying cause. Based on what the cause may be, hypochondria can be treated with either medication or psychotherapy, or a combination of both. Timely detection of the condition can be very crucial for effectively revoking the condition. Here are some telltale signs of Hypochondria that one should watch out for.

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1. Frequent Appointments with the Doctor

A person even with the mildest hypochondria is likely to make recurrent appointments with the doctor. Even the most minor ailments such as headaches, muscle ache and so on, hypochondriacs will rush to get a medical investigation underway. These frequent visits to the doctor are not just a major drain on financial resources but can also lead to absences from important commitments such as work and personal engagements.

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