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A middle-aged man is chronically preoccupied with his health

asked Dec 5, 2015 in Psychiatry by Rajesh Bahara

[Psychiatry MCQs Q.2183]

 A middle-aged man is chronically preoccupied with his health. For many years he feared that his irregular bowel functions meant he had cancer. Now he is very preoccupied about having a serious heart disease, despite his physician’s assurance that the occasional “extra beats” he detects when he checks his pulse are completely benign. What is his most likely diagnosis?

a. Somatization disorder

b. Hypochondriasis

c. Delusional disorder

d. Pain disorder

e. Conversion disorder 


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b. Hypochondriasis
answered Dec 5, 2015 by Rajesh Bahara

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