Ive been having a number of health issues (symptoms) and lots o people including doctors say that i exacerbate symptoms due to anxiety and a fear of illness/death (hypocondria).
Generally i seem to distrust them when they say this, but then again that is the main mark for hypocondria.
Anyway I was wondering how people around here view things. To what extent do hypocondria and anxiety/depression cause some make-believe or exacerbated symptoms.
I do assume some cases of hypocondria exist in reality and its not just lazy doctors even tough I'm sure that is very common too.