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Experience: my family's hypochondria saved my life

The Guardian - Nov 18, 2016
Experience: my family's hypochondria saved my life. 'I hadn't even put the antibiotic in my mouth when I started sneezing, scratching everywhere, and my scalp felt like it was on fire'. Mirella Fabi. 'By the time my mum injected the cortisone vial, I ...

Obsessively thinking that you're sick might actually make you ill

Washington Post - Nov 4, 2016
Some people worry excessively that they have a serious illness or are going to develop one, a disorder commonly called hypochondria or health anxiety. Might such fear and unease be hard on the heart? This study. The study involved 7,052 adults (average ...

Deborah Levy: 'Do aliens dream? Of course they do'

The Globe and Mail - Nov 25, 2016
I wanted to have a go at writing about the daunting subject of hypochondria – through the character of a controlling, spirited and loving mother. If her apparently lame legs are having a conversation with the world – what are they saying? Her fierce ...

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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?