Illness anxiety Anxiety Feelings or emotions of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with anxiety disorders. Generalized Anxiety Disorder disorder, formerly known as hypochondriasis, is a chronic condition characterized by a prolonged and exaggerated concern about one’s health and possible illness. Patients Patients Individuals participating in the health care system for the purpose of receiving therapeutic, diagnostic, or preventive procedures. Clinician–Patient Relationship fear or are convinced that they have a disease and interpret minor or normal bodily symptoms as signs of a serious medical condition. Typically, concerns persist in spite of negative exam findings. To make the diagnosis, symptoms must be present for longer than 6 months. Treatment centers around psychotherapy Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is interpersonal treatment based on the understanding of psychological principles and mechanisms of mental disease. The treatment approach is often individualized, depending on the psychiatric condition(s) or circumstance. Psychotherapy, with a strong patient–physician relationship Relationship A connection, association, or involvement between 2 or more parties. Clinician–Patient Relationship and regular Regular Insulin visits.
Last updated: 20 May, 2021
The DSM-V diagnostic criteria for illness anxiety Anxiety Feelings or emotions of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with anxiety disorders. Generalized Anxiety Disorder disorders include the following:
|Willingness to undergo evaluation||Intentional deceptive behavior Intentional deceptive behavior Malingering||Evidence of external reward Evidence of external reward Malingering|
|Illness anxiety Anxiety Feelings or emotions of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with anxiety disorders. Generalized Anxiety Disorder disorder||+||–||–|
|Somatic symptom disorder Somatic symptom disorder Somatic symptom disorder (SSD) is a condition characterized by the presence of 1 or more physical symptoms associated with excessive thoughts and feelings about symptom severity. Symptoms are usually not dangerous, but the patient devotes excessive time and energy to figuring out their underlying cause and how to treat them. Somatic Symptom Disorder||+||–||–|
|Malingering Malingering Malingering is not a medical disorder, but a behavior of an individual. Malingering is characterized by the intentional falsification of symptoms for an external benefit. Patients may either invent new ailments or exaggerate current symptoms. Malingering||–||+||+|
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