Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hypochondriasis Incidence

Facts about hypochondriasis:

  • Hypochondriasis is most common in those who are 30 to 40 years old.
  • About 10 to 20 percent of patients suffer from some hypochondriasis.
  • The costs associated with the treatment of hypochondriasis in the US are about 30 billion dollars each year.

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Last Updated: Mar 20, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hypochondriasis References
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