Hypochondria could be called as illness anxiety disorder which is characterized by fear of being ill with little or no physical symptoms.
Such people are obsessed with health and some go for tests and check-ups very frequently.
Reasons for such behaviour are not easy to decipher yet there could be some precursors to the illness, such as:Overwhelming anxiety in lifeChild abuseOther disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive DisorderCovid-19 on the other hand, is an infectious disease that can have symptoms such as breathing problem, loss of sense of smell, fever or runny nose.
It is a fact that some patients remain asymptomatic, while some even have mild flu like symptoms but even they are the carriers of the virus.
In today’s world where there is ever growing panic among the masses over covid-19, hypochondriac people are likely to suffer more.
Even normal people are going for testing in countries such as UK, the reports suggest that because of the frequent testing of healthy people, the infected people are being left behind i.e., they are not aware that they are positive because of the lack of opportunities of getting tested.