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2. What Are the Symptoms of Hypochondriasis?

The major symptoms of illness anxiety disorder revolve around the preoccupation with the notion that one is seriously ill despite a lack of real symptoms. Some people may overreact to minor injuries or ailments. Other symptoms include:

  • Excessive anxiety over one's health
  • Heightened reaction to minor or normal bodily functions
  • Obsession over a particular ailment, resulting in copious research and discussion of the problem
  • Numerous doctor's visits and medical appointments
  • Avoiding social interaction for fear of getting sick
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