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Top hypochondriac fears?

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The top hypochondriac fears include fear of disease (disease phobia) and the false belief that you have a disease (disease conviction). Disease phobia was associated with anxiety, while disease conviction was associated with more physical symptoms (Kellner et al., 1992).

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Hypochondriacal fears and beliefs, anxiety, and somatisation. Kellner R, Hernandez J, Pathak D. Br J Psychiatry. 1992 Apr;160:525-32.

answered Dec 4, 2015 by drcarlo (294,430 points)
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