Symptoms of hypochondriasis include:
- Excessive fear of disease
- Preoccupation or obsession with health:
- Doctor shopping or frequently switching doctors
- Seeking repeated medical exams, consultations, or testing
- Firm conviction that one has a disease despite normal medical evaluations
- Worry that minor symptoms might represent a serious disease
The above symptoms interrupt normal daily activities, making it difficult for the person to function effectively.
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