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Excessive preoccupation with the (false) idea that one is in ill health. Hypochondriacs are generally difficult to reassure; their health worries may persist even after receiving a clean bill of health from a physician or a diagnostic procedure.

Here is a great resource on this disorder:

Example: “I know you did those tests and you didn’t find anything wrong, but what if you missed something? Can’t I see a specialist?”

APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2018). Hypochondriasis. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from