What is hypochondriasis?

It is a disorder where a person believes that he/she is suffering from a medical illness, real or imaginary. Patients tend to exaggerate symptoms they may have and attribute them to serious illnesses.They visit many doctors and get all possible investigations done. Doctors can reassure them temporarily but their fears return in a short time. Hypochondriasis can disrupt the life of the patient and his/her family.

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