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New Diagnoses Replacing Hypochondria Undergo First Study

Medscape - Feb 9, 2017
In DSM-5, two new diagnoses—somatic symptom disorder (SSD) and illness anxiety disorder (IAD)—have replaced DSM-IV's hypochondriasis, yet there are no previously reported treatment studies for these disorders. Now a team of investigators from the ...

How college has turned me into a hypochondriac

Florida Flambeau - Feb 19, 2017
According to my research, hypochondria develops during adulthood, more than doubling in likelihood when moving from the 6-13 age group to the 14-18 age group. It usually starts in your early 20s and can be the result of a medical scare of a friend or a ...

United States of hypochondria: Map reveals where people think they are more ill than they actually are

Daily Mail - Feb 16, 2017
If you get sick in Miami, you might be forced to undergo more tests than you actually need. A new map has revealed the areas in the US where medical providers take an aggressive approach to diagnosing their patients, ordering more tests and treatments ...

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The Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You: A Guide to Self-Diagnosis for Hypochondriacs

Hypochondriacs have long had to satisfy their needs for self-diagnosis with medical reference materials written for the masses, but this revolutionary book is dedicated entirely to the hypochondriac's unique perspective on health. With over 300 deadly diseases profiled, conveniently organized by symptom (real or imagined), even the mildest hypochondriac's fantasy life will be ignited. We're all going to die of something why not choose an ailment that's rare and hard to pronounce?