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Synonyms for hypochondria


Synonyms for hypochondria

chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments

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It is said that hypochondria arises from negative experiences with sickness or death and that the disorder is related to how a person's family deals with these issues.
Hot Milk" is a profound exploration of the sting of sexuality, of unspoken female rage, of myth and modernity, the lure of hypochondria and big pharma, and, above all, the value of experimenting with life; of being curious, bewildered, and vitally alive to the world.
Now health concerns have given way to hypochondria.
4 and 12) Felix's hypochondria flares up, perhaps not so coincidentally, at the same time Oscar starts dating his doctor.
The show was aptly titled "Abdomen," in reference to the part of the body generally struck by illnesses of emotional and psychological origin, and particularly those traditionally associated with the pathology of hypochondria.
In the final and fourth chapter, gendered notions of psychological illnesses, especially hysteria, hypochondria, and melancholy, are explored.
I advocate a good old dose of industrial hypochondria to avoid complacency and to put ourselves firmly into the category of 'the worried well'.
It is hypochondria that is leading France to accept quack cures and that is aggravating its distress.
HAD one of those weeks where you are grateful for the NHS, if for no other reason than the fact that, in another setting, your children's clumsiness and hypochondria would cost you a fortune.
London, Oct 19 ( ANI ): A new research has revealed that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is more effective than standard care for people suffering from hypochondria or health anxiety.
But far from feeding hysterical overreaction and hypochondria, this could actually be a good thing.
What do abolitionism, hypochondria, frog vivisection, domestic ideology, and teapots have in common?
My guess is that there is an economy to hypochondria and sick leave.
Everything about Figaro and Rumba is appealing: the characters of Figaro the dog--prone to hypochondria and dramatics--and his close friend Rumba--the dancing, singing cat from Cuba; the warmth of their friendship, always on display even while they bicker away; the verve of the writing and utterly convincing dialogue; the hilarious illustrations that enhance the fun of the story; and the stylish design with the enticing chapter headings and fine line rule enclosing each page.
That aside, hypochondria is the default position of most men and we expect and accept the scorn that is poured on us by our mocking, callous partners and children.