F45.2: Hypochondriacal disorder

You are convinced that you are suffering from a physical illness.

You have a mental disorder. With this disorder the person is convinced that they are physically ill, even though there is no medical reason behind it. For example, the person may think that they have a serious physical illness or that their body is deformed. The person is usually extremely preoccupied by their own body and possible symptoms. They can then even take normal physical reactions for indications of an illness.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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