Hypochondriasis and its relationship to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Fallon2000HypochondriasisAI,
  title={Hypochondriasis and its relationship to obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Brian A. Fallon and A I Qureshi and Gonzalo Laje and Barbara Klein},
  journal={The Psychiatric clinics of North America},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={
          605-16
        }
}
Hypochondriasis is a heterogeneous disorder. This was well demonstrated in the study by Kellner et al, which showed that patients with high levels of disease fear tended to be more anxious or phobic, whereas patients with high levels of disease conviction tended to have more and more severe somatic symptoms. Little comorbidity exists to support the statement that hypochondriasis is an obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorder. Although patients exist whose hypochondriac concerns are identical in… CONTINUE READING
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