Hypochondriasis

Obsolete DSM-IV-TR Diagnosis

This is kept only for historical purposes. It no longer exists in the DSM-5.

Criterion A

Preoccupation with fears of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.

Criterion B

The preoccupation persists despite appropriate medical evaluation and reassurance.

Criterion C

The belief in Criterion A is not of delusional intensity (as in Delusional Disorder, Somatic Type) and is not restricted to a circumscribed concern about appearance (as in Body Dysmorphic Disorder).

Criterion D

The preoccupation causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Criterion E

The duration of the disturbance is at least 6 months.

Criterion F

The preoccupation is not better accounted for by Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, a Major Depressive Episode, Separation Anxiety, or another Somatoform Disorder.