Hypochondria Test

Find out if you may have hypochondria, an often debilitating psychological disorder, by taking the 4degreez.com Hypochondria Test. Just fill out your answers below and the test will attempt to gauge whether or not you have this disorder. Keep in mind that only a professional can make a true diagnosis.

Hypochondria causes people to become preoccupied with the belief that they are suffering from one or more physical diseases. This belief causes great psychological suffering on the part of the hypochondriac. Anxiety and depression often result. However, most cases of this disorder respond to treatment. Hypochondria is also known as hypochondriasis or health anxiety, and may be related to somatization disorder.

Take the test below, and then seek the help of a professional if you believe you may be suffering unecessarily from hypochondria. Remember that this test cannot make a professional diagnosis. It can only point you in the right direction. After the test, check out our hyperchondria forum.

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Are you a man or a woman? Man
Woman
How often do you worry about your health? Almost all the time
Sometimes
Rarely
Do your worries distract you from enjoying normal activities? Yes, regularly
Yes, sometimes
Rarely
Do your worries make it difficult for you to concentrate at work? Yes, regularly
Yes, sometimes
Rarely
Do you frequently visit health-related web sites? Almost every day
Maybe once a week
Rarely ever
Have you gone to the doctor and he or she was unable to find anything wrong with you? Yes
No
Do you frequently think about what would happen if you were to die? Yes
No
Are other people tired of hearing about your ailment(s)? Yes
No
When you feel an ache or pain, do you instinctively wonder what serious illness might be causing it? Yes
No
Do you get frustrated when others dismiss your health worries? Yes
No
Would you trade your life savings in exchange for a guarantee that you don't have a particular disease? Yes
Maybe
No
Are you afraid to see a doctor for fear of what he or she might tell you? Yes
No
Do you make yourself upset contemplating your mortality? Yes
No
Would you say you have a lot of stress? Yes
No
Do you Google your symptoms regularly? Yes
No
How many distinct illnesses have you been convinced you had in the last three years?
Do people take your pains seriously? Yes
No
Are you self-educated about any of these terms: glioma, globus, Crohn's, pleurisy? Yes
No
Have you been seriously distressed over your heartbeat, breathing, a rash, a nosebleed, or a headache, and it turned out to be nothing? Yes
No
Have you switched doctors because you believed your regular doc wasn't taking your complaints seriously? Yes
No
Do you think you have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) when it comes to avoiding germs? Yes
Maybe
No
When reading about a disease, does the thought that you might have some of the symptoms cross your mind? Yes
No
Can medical web sites cause mood swings, sometimes bringing you great relief and other times bringing depression and worry? Yes
No
Do you have recurring fears about cancer, AIDS, and other diseases with low cure rates? Yes
No
Have you been called "neurotic" or "crazy" by others over your health concerns? Yes
No
Do you have more aches and pains than the average person? Yes
No
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