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If your health is good, and there are no other reasonable reasons to worry, you might be experiencing ‘Illness Anxiety Disorder’ (IAD). Some people with IAD regularly see doctors about their health concerns. But some people avoid medical help altogether.
Here are some of the common symptoms of IAD:
Fearing you have multiple diseases
Finding it hard to focus on other things
Spending a lot of time worrying about health
Becoming more anxious the more you read/research
Experiencing these symptoms for six months or more
Repeatedly checking or researching symptoms, i.e. Googling symptoms multiple times a day (this is sometimes called 'cyberchondria')
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