Diagnosing Hypochondria

04/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Let's face it. Most of us have at least a little bit of hypochondria simmering inside us. And it can bubble over from time to time -- especially if a friend or loved one happens to be ill. It's only natural. But when does an occasional tendency towards being hypochondriacal become a problem that needs attention? My good friend and CBS colleague, Richard Schlesinger says he comes from "a long line of hypochondriacs." But is he truly a hypochondriac or is he just imagining it? In this week's CBS Doc Dot Com, psychiatrist Dr. William Fisher and I speak with Richard about whether or not he truly meets the official diagnosis of "hypochondriac."

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