Illness anxiety disorder may be associated with:
July 02, 2015
- Relationship or family problems because excessive worrying can frustrate others
- Work-related performance problems or excessive absences
- Problems functioning in daily life, possibly even resulting in disability
- Financial problems due to too many health care visits
- Having another mental health disorder, such as somatic symptom disorder, other anxiety disorders, depression or a personality disorder
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