Hypochondriacs feel pain like everyone else

Study contracts a large body of personality research

People who suffer anxiety and hypochondria are just as likely to tolerate pain as anyone else, British research suggests. 

pain face

Previous studies have suggested that hypochondriacs are more susceptible to pain and have a lower threshold or tolerance for it than those who have no health anxiety. 

But a new study from the University of Buckingham psychology department found that a whole range of people experienced pain in the same way - and personality appears to have no bearing on it. 

Published in the British Journal of Pain, experts