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Hypochondriasis: Definition, Causes and Treatment

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Hypochondriasis is BEST identified by _____.

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1. A hypochondriac is likely to think that

2. Sarah, a hypochondriac, goes to see her doctor about a mole she thinks is skin cancer. He tests the mole and assures her that it is not cancer. Sarah's reaction is likely to be

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How does hypochondriasis present and what might be the causes and treatments for this condition? These are the topics you will need to be familiar with in order to successfully answer the questions posted in this quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What hypochondriasis is
  • How a hypochondriac is likely to think
  • A hypochondriac's possible reaction to a benign diagnosis
  • The possible cause(s) of hypochondriasis
  • Common treatments for hypochondriasis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the symptoms of hypochondriasis from the lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what might cause hypochondriasis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about hypochondriasis treatment options

Additional Learning

For further information about this disorder, review the accompanying lesson called Hypochondriasis: Definition, Causes and Treatment. This lesson will:

  • Use an example to illustrate how one might act when he/she suffers from hypochondriasis
  • Define hypochondriasis
  • List and explain the symptoms of hypochondriasis, such as the problem persisting for at least 6 months
  • Indicate possible causes of hypochondriasis
  • Discuss treatments for hypochondriasis
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