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Hypochondria

The Doctor Is In, But I'm Out... of My Mind (With WORRY)

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie D. Lewis

All my adult life I have dealt with a debilitating disorder -- it's called "Tell & Show Syndrome." Someone will TELL me about a new rare disease an...

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

I'm Not a Hypochondriac, I'm Just a Jew

David Bedrick | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
David Bedrick

Being sensitive to humor is a tricky business; there is always a way out for the humorist -- "It was just a joke." However, associating Jews with hypochondria risks pathologizing Jews for taking their pain, trauma, and fears seriously.

The Healing Power of Ice

Caren Chesler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Parents
Caren Chesler

I don't mind placating my son on small matters. I still let him suck on a pacifier when he goes to bed. If he wants a Band-Aid for a mosquito bite, I'll allow him that. He's going to spend a long time in a harsh world.

Hypo-Cancer-Chondria

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

Every bump and bruise, every ache, and every extra flutter of my heart (I get anxious fairly easily) seems to merit a text to my oncologist, who luckily always responds and calms me down. But am I right to over-worry about my health after under-worrying and getting such a scary diagnosis?

The Angelina Applause Scenario

Susan Winston | Posted 08.04.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Winston

Who cannot applaud Angelina Jolie for going public with her medical issues and her decision to have a double mastectomy after learning she carried a genetic mutation that could dramatically increase her odds of breast and ovarian cancer?

It Must Be Cancer: How I Came To Terms With My Hypochondria

Christina Huffington | Posted 06.02.2013 | Women
Christina Huffington

Within seconds, I was crying and grasping for breath on the floor. It had probably already spread to my heart and lungs by now. I had hours to live.

I Heard Your Doctor Is a Hypochondriac

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | Comedy
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Hey, I heard your doctor is a hypochondriac. He is a friend of a friend of mine, so I happen to know this as an unquestionable fact. I thought you should know. Outlandish, you say? Let me explain.

Larry David, Super Hypo

John DeBellis | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy
John DeBellis

One night after Larry David and I both had bad shows, we went back to his apartment to give each other a comic pep talk, which consisted of who could feel less doomed by finding the most fault with the audience and who had the worst spot.

My Postpartum

Karen Bergreen | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Karen Bergreen

Some women take to mothering the way some take to medicine or painting. It is in them. I wasn't one of those mothers.

How To Cope With Hypochondria

Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Health Headache? It must be a brain tumor. Bruise on your leg? Leukemia. Slightly nauseous? Either cancer or a heart...

So What Can They Eat?

Jason Good | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jason Good

You can't seriously try to take away sugar. That magical dust that dries up tears? How are we supposed to pass down our legacy of emotional eating if we can't train our children?

When Good Men Go Bad

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

When a woman feels sick, it rarely interferes with her lifestyle. She prepares dinner, does laundry, takes a few minutes to throw up, then car pools. It's what her mother and grandmother did.

How My Wife Cured My Hypochrondria

Pete Goldfinger | Posted 05.13.2012 | Weddings
Pete Goldfinger

What I've learned is that the most precious thing about marriage is that it gives you a witness. Somebody to keep you in check when you're veering into madness.

Cyberchondria: How The Internet Is Making Us Paranoid About Health

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 07.11.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

A physician will consider many variables such as a person's age, past history, associated medical problems and symptoms. The Internet is impersonal and does not currently take these other factors into account.

Brian Dillon's Informative The Hypochondriacs: Read It and Become Symptomatic

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

In The Hypochondriacs: Nine Tormented Lives, Brian Dillon goes into gory detail in describing the afflictions -- or presumed afflictions -- gripping the nonet.

What Would Susie Say? Susie Essman's Enlarged Prostate

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

As a physician, I fear missing a serious illness in somebody who happens to be hypochondriacal. The best approach has been to take complaints seriously, do a complete history and physical, and allow plenty of time for discussion.

Swine Flu and the City

Anna Wainwright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Anna Wainwright

In the midst of a heat wave, I found myself wandering through the Brooklyn streets Sunday in a rage thinking "Why are all these people smiling? Don't they know there's a plague on??"

Diagnosing Hypochondria

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

When does an occasional tendency towards being hypochondriacal become a problem that needs attention?

The Life Of A Hypochondriac

AP | KRISTEN A. LEE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

"Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria" (Riverhead Books. 256 pages. $23.95), by Jennifer Traig: In our current age of anxiety, med...