WHAT IS THE HYPOCHONDRIASIS IN MENTAL HEALTH?

PRIVATE PSYCHOTHERAPY CLINIC -SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

People with this disorder are preoccupied with the idea that they are suffering from a seious illness such as cancer or heart disease. They usually go from doctor to doctor , getting repeated examinations and reassurances that they are in perfect health.Hypochondriasis can occur at any age but often begins when people are in their twenties and is equally common among men and women.It is one of the most common problems seen by internists and physicians in general practice.

Hypochondriacs usually resist the idea that stress or psychological problems may create their symptoms . Because they insist on finding a medical explanation , they can be a great source of frustration to physicians.

Hypochondriasis , like all the other forms of anxiety.



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