Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Hypochondriasis


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is hypochondriasis. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how hypochondriasis will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 35 year old man is chronically concerned about his health. For many years he feared that his irregular bowel functions meant that he had colon cancer. Now he is very worried about having a serious heart condition, despite his physician’s reassurance that the occasional “extra beats” he detects when he checks his pulse are completely benign. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?


Page Updated: 09.15.2016