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Panic disorder and hypocondriasis

Hypocondriasis is associated with several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder. The available estimates of panic disorder patients with identified hypochondriacal symptoms are 50% to 70%. Complimentary, 13% to 17% of hypochondriac patients were associated with panic disorder. Comorbidity and hypocondriasis occur when health care issues are not delimited by panic disorder symptoms. We reported a patient that, during the follow-up period, has evolved to an associated hypocondriasis and panic disorder scenario. The psychiatric symptoms were properly addressed and discussed, as well the associated conceptual aspects, diagnoses and prognosis.

panic disorder; hypochondriasis; diagnosis differential; comorbidity

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