Hypochondria - Definition

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Hypochondria, or hypochondriasis, is a person's tendency to believe they are suffering from one or several conditions, principally those affecting the organs of the hypochondrium. A hypochondriac can complain of pain following an emotional shock, a sense of insecurity, or an event disturbing their daily routine. These individuals are constantly looking for the slightest sign of illness, and their worries far exceed their actual health condition. Hypochondriacs consult many specialists, typically casting doubt on their expertise.