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by Alan R



Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk for getting hypochondria include:
Brain—Psychological Organ
Brain Man Face
Chemical imbalances and traumatic life experiences may contribute to the development of hypochondria.
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American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association



Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Psychological Association



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