An Experimental Study of Hypochondriac Patients During Pandemic Situation

Hypochondriac Patients During Pandemic Situation

  • Selvakumar Jagannathan Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Kannan Ramiah Associate Professor, Institute of Physiology & Experimental Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • R. Valarmathy Selvakumar Consultant Psychologist, Sivam 3rd Mind Counselling & Psychotherapy Center for Rehabilitation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Hypochondriasis, Pandemics


Over health consciousness became trend now a day due to pandemic situation. This consciousness itself became threat in the form of over anxiety which is otherwise called as Hypochondria. Having a concern upon our health is normal but people with health anxiety have preoccupied thoughts of getting a serious illness. They often feel to reassure their healthiness irrespective of their physical fitness. This study aimed to recover people with health anxiety through psychotherapy treatment and anxiety reduction training. A sample of 30 people with health anxiety was drawn out of 70 anxious people. Purposive sampling method was used to draw sample in Chennai. A standard questionnaire The Health Anxiety Inventory developed by Salkovskis and Rimes et al. (2002) was used to survey the people with health anxiety. Pre and Post experimental research design was implemented to draw an interpretation. The statistical tool used in this research was t -test. The study revealed that there is a significant reduction in health anxiety after a 3 months psychotherapy treatment and health anxiety reduction training which is clear from the t-value of 101.27.


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Jagannathan, S., Ramiah, K., & R. Valarmathy Selvakumar. (2021). An Experimental Study of Hypochondriac Patients During Pandemic Situation. Asian Journal of Medical Research, 10(4), 1-4. Retrieved from