Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)

Health anxiety (sometimes called hypochondria) is when you spend so much time worrying you’re ill, or about getting ill, that it starts to take over your life.

Persistent worries about having an illness or physical problem, despite being found healthy in medical tests. “I have an illness that has not been diagnosed”; “Physical changes or pain are always signs of serious illness”; “When doctors or tests say I’m healthy, they missed something”; “It is important to check or scan often for signs of illness or physical changes.”