Wednesday, September 14, 2016


(1). Hypochondria is equally common in male and females. (2). Studies of anxiety disorders have shown that an estimated of up to 4 to 5% of patients may be hypochondriacs. Also, one study has shown it to affect about 3% of the visitors to primary care settings. (3). An estimated 75 to 85% of the patients suffer from anxiety, depression, pain disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder. (4). When a hypochondriac suffers from a pain disorder, they experience a persistent pain that cannot be attributed to a physical condition or stimulant. (5). It is always devastating for a hypochondriac to admit and accept that they are suffering from a mental disorder that is related to their emotional perception and not to a physical condition.

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