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10 Common Phobias



Fear of: having a serious, undiagnosed disease even though there's no medical evidence of a health problem.

For hypochondriacs, the slightest physical symptom or irregularity becomes cause for significant alarm. Psychotherapy is a common treatment for hypochondria. Often, therapists will help hypochondriacs recognize and confront the behavior causing their anxiety — behavior like constantly monitoring their body for symptoms or searching the internet for diseases.

By Angela Hiatt. Published on February 21, 2012. Angela is a California-based freelance writer and social media editor.