What is Hypochodria?
According to the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5, the term Hypochondriasis has been replaced by Somatic Symptom Disorder.
Approximately 75% of individuals previously diagnosed with hypochondriasis are included under the diagnosis of somatic symptom disorder.
Somatic Symptom Disorder Symptoms Include:
Distress or disruption of daily life due to one or more somatic symptoms.
Disproportionate and persistent thoughts about the seriousness of one’s symptoms. Persistently high level of anxiety about health or symptoms.
Excessive time and energy devoted to these symptoms or health concerns