Hypochondria disorder is described as believing that you have a serious or life-threatening disease that has nit yet been diagnosed. Symptoms of hypochondria include intense anxiety about health, worrying about minor bodily sensations, and obsessively doing health research. Worrying about health is perfectly normal, but it can cross into the plane of hypochondria when you become obsessed.
The cause of hypochondria has not yet been pinpointed, but there are many factors that could contribute. Things such as your upbringing, heredity, life experiences, and personality could all contribute.
The primary treatment for hypochondria is therapy and education about hypochondria. Another option is anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac or Paxil, these are known as serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. By affecting the re-uptake of serotonin these drugs help to ease and relax patients.