Can hypochondria be harmful to a person's mental and physical health?

Posted by: Foodiesoul

A hypochondriac is a person who is excessively worried about their health and feels like they're always sick, even when they're perfectly fine. I can empathize with hypochondriacs because there are literally over a million diseases and mental illnesses. Plus, if you accidentally harm your body in any way or form, you could easily find yourself having an illness or ending up in the hospital. Can hypochondria be harmful to a person's health and their well-being?

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Yes, hypochondria can be harmful to a person's health.

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No, hypochondria can not be harmful to a person's health.

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It depends.

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karlmarx59 says2016-08-14T01:44:13.4690487Z
It is a mental condition. Hypochondria -- the conviction that one is ill, despite all evidence to the contrary -- affects as much as 5% of the U.S. population, according to the American Psychological Association. It often starts in a person's 20s and can be triggered by a medical scare or the illness of a friend or relative. It then can wax and wane over a person's life, flaring up during stressful times. It affects men and women equally.
scorpio87 says2016-08-17T20:30:23.8794140Z
Yes I used to have it a lot worse than it is now, I used to have delusions and panic attacks

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