Healthy or not healthy? Are you a hypochondriac?
We all worry about our health, and sometimes we have every right to do so. However, sometimes this can spiral into hypochondria, now known as an ‘illness anxiety disorder’ that means your worry borders into obsessive paranoia. The irony is, your worried thoughts can lead to a physical health condition, so while there may have been nothing wrong with you, physical symptoms of stress will begin to show.
So, are you a hypochondriac? If the following signs are familiar to you, then you may be suffering from the disorder. However, don’t let this stretch your paranoia further. Counselling prescribed by your GP will help, so hopefully, he won’t be annoyed by yet another call you have made to him today.
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