Hypochondriasis and health anxiety: conceptual challenges

Vladan Starcevic
2013 British Journal of Psychiatry  
The relationship between hypochondriasis and health anxiety is examined by considering a DSM-5 proposal to replace the current heterogeneous concept of hypochondriasis with two disorders. The key issues are to ascertain whether these conditions are relatively distinct and whether they adequately represent the full range of clinical manifestations encompassed by hypochondriasis.
doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.115402 pmid:23284146 fatcat:wdlr45lcybggdeu7jko6bvavpa