About Health OCD / Hypochondria OCD
Health OCD, also known as Hypochondria OCD, is a type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that is characterized by an excessive preoccupation with one’s health. People with Health OCD are often consumed with fear that they have a serious illness, and they may spend hours researching symptoms and treatments. They may also visit multiple doctors and undergo numerous tests in an effort to find a diagnosis. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available for Health OCD, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication. With the right help, people with Health OCD can learn to manage their symptoms and lead a healthy, fulfilling life.