Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Primary Care


Dr. Dipu Patel, DMSc, PA-C


The purpose of this article is to bring to light a condition that is frequently seen but many times dismissed as not an important part of the patient’s overall condition. Highlighting many of the varieties that may present is an important component for Primary Care Providers to understand. Recognition that Illness Anxiety Disorder is a real condition that can be managed through early intervention with patient education and cognitive behavioral therapy including lifestyle modifications has demonstrated to be effective.


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