Illness Anxiety Disorder Test

Are you worried about developing a serious illness or medical condition? Do you frequently check for side effects of prescribed medication and feel distressed over health concerns? Take this illness anxiety disorder test to see if you may have Illness Anxiety Disorder.

What Is Illness Anxiety Disorder?

Illness Anxiety Disorder, also previously called hypochondria or hypochondriasis, is marked by unrealistic and irrational anxiety and fear that an individual might develop a serious medical condition or that they are at a high risk of becoming ill.

These people might tend to misinterpret their typical body functions as signs of illness. The symptoms of Illness Anxiety do not lead to a diagnosis of any serious medical condition after a medical diagnosis or any test report.

These persistent health-related worries make them distressful and interfere with their relationships, careers, and other domains of life.

Some of the symptoms of this disorder are –

  • Being easily alarmed about health status
  • Worrying that minor symptoms can cause a serious illness
  • Avoiding people, places, or activities for fear of health risks

Instructions For Taking Illness Anxiety Disorder Test

Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people with Illness Anxiety. Please read each question carefully, and select the answers that suggest how often you have experienced the same or similar challenges in the past few months.

Please note: This illness anxiety disorder test is a self-assessment and not a diagnostic test.

No. of questions – 15