Guideline 11: Hypochondriasis

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The features that the experts considered most important in diagnosing hypochondriasis in an older patient agree closely with the DSM-IV criteria. The experts considered persistent fears of having a serious disease that persist despite appropriate medical evaluation and reassurance the most important discriminating feature. The presence of multiple medically confirmed problems was not considered important in ruling out the diagnosis.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65(suppl 2):34-34