Our expert says:
I realise you don't welcome the term, but what you're describing sounds very much like hypochondriasis, doesnt it ? Phobias can be very specific ( I worked with someone with severe phobia for turkey feathers ) ; and there can be an overlap with OCD, as obsessions usually focus on just a few themes, and the fear of an awful illness striking you or your family is a common one. Surely you have discussed this with your psychiatrist, who should have assessed these features and made a clear diagnosis and treatment plan ? Recent major reviews in the medical / scientific literature throw really major doubt on whether ADD happens in adults, and whether this is a valid or useful diagnosis, or whether it responds well to the treatments usually used, by the way
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