Are You a Hypochondriac?

Illness anxiety disorder and somatic symptom disorder, both commonly referred to under the umbrella hypochondria, are real psychological conditions. The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association, has moved away from the term hypochondria in favor of these two more specific conditions.


Don’t hesitate to contact a medical professional if you’re exhibiting serious symptoms! But if it turns out to be nothing – again – you may be a hypochondriac.