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Hypochondriasis (more well known as hypochondria) is a condition which involves excess worries about having an illness that often results from having inaccurate perceptions of the human body or mental health. People with hypochondria are often very worried about their health even though in fact there is nothing wrong with them. They become unduly alarmed of even the slightest physical symptom in their very bodies and are convinced they are about to become sick, have health problems, or even die.