There are many signs shown when a person is a hypochondriac because they will usual want to make their case known. These people are so anxious about their wellbeing that they will not hesitate to ask others in order to seek confirmation. The only problem is though no matter what other people say, they won’t listen and will insist that they have a certain health issue.
The person who suffers from hypochondria may address any of these following signs or symptoms. If you do spot any of them and are quite certain, then it’s better to consult a doctor at an early stage before the condition gets worse. So if any of your friends/ family members with shows certain signs, please help them to seek help or consult with a mental health expert.
Frequent visit to health related websites.
Goggling own symptoms regularly
Frequent consultation with doctor
Constant worry about health
Lack of Concentration in work
Stay away from enjoying with friends/family
Mostly Conversation topic is about health.
Suffers from anxiety /Depression
Reassurance can’t calm them from their fears.
Even feel for headache, runny nose, abdominal pain, and cough.
Loss of appetite
Visit multiple doctors for assurance about their health condition.
Less capability to tolerate pain.
Fear of impending doom/ Fear of death.
Loss of sensation in certain part of the body.
Request for test and surgery.
Self test at home.
Unlike many other mental related illnesses, identifying hypochondria really isn’t that hard because there are usually many signs. Support is very important, so when you see someone who may be a victim of health anxiety, but in reality are perfectly healthy, especially after numerous affirmation by doctors. Don’t make fun of them and instead show your love, support, and most importantly patience because it’s not easy for them to accept they may have mental problems.