Wiki Number: W100
US Patients: About 5%
Age Onset: Age 4
Symptoms: preoccupation with developing a serious illness even after medical assurance they do not;”white-coat-syndrome” results
Progression: may avoid medical personnel through lack of trust
Causes: 10%-37% heritable; over-protective care-givers and focus on minor health problems
Medications: antidepressants help 50%’;
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4 CURRENT ARTICLES
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- Association of Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder with Trait Neuroticism and Mental Health Symptomsby Morgan Hadley on November 27, 2023
Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) is considered rare in hallucinogen users although there are conflicting reports about its incidence and prevalence. HPPD may be more common in those with trait neuroticism. In this study, we invited hallucinogen and other drug users to complete an online questionnaire about their use of hallucinogens, their experience of HPPD symptoms, and their trait neuroticism and mental health symptoms. We received 802 responses with 415 of these containing...
- Sex Differences Among Older Adults With Bipolar Disorder: Results From the Global Aging & Geriatric Experiments in Bipolar Disorder (GAGE-BD) Projectby Machteld A J T Blanken on November 19, 2023
CONCLUSION: Our findings show important clinical sex differences and provide support that older age women experience a more severe course of BD, with higher rates of psychiatric hospitalization. The reasons for this may be biological, psychological, or social. These differences as well as underlying mechanisms should be a focus for healthcare professionals and need to be studied further.
- The global economic burden of health anxiety/hypochondriasis- a systematic reviewby Kawka Hannah on November 14, 2023
CONCLUSION: This systematic review suggests that existing studies underestimate the costs of hypochondriasis due to missing information on indirect costs. Furthermore, there is no uniform data collection of the costs and definition of the disease, so that the few existing data are not comparable and difficult to evaluate. There is a need for standardised data collection and definition of hypochondriasis in future studies to identify major cost drivers as potential target point for interventions.
- Annual Research Review: Health anxiety in children and adolescents-developmental aspects and cross-generational influencesby Charlotte Ulrikka Rask on November 1, 2023
Health anxiety involves excessive worries about one's health along with beliefs one has an illness or may contract a serious disease. Concerning evidence suggests that health anxiety is on the rise in society, possibly further fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent classification systems acknowledge that impairing health-related worries and beliefs can emerge in early childhood with significant levels of symptoms persisting throughout childhood, and possibly continuous with diagnostic...