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  1. Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria by Brian Fallon, Carla Cantor, 1997-08-20
  2. Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria by Jennifer Traig, 2008-07-03
  3. Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings by Susan Baur, 1989-07-07
  4. Hypochondria Can Kill: A Disease for Every Occasion, an Illness for Every Symptom by John Naish, 2005-10-25
  5. The Age of Hypochondria: Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness (Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print) by George Grinnell, 2010-05-15
  6. I Told You I Was Ill: Adventures in Hypochondria by John O'Connell, 2007-09-28
  7. When the Body Speaks its Mind: A Psychiatris Probes the Mysteries of Hypochondria and Munchausen's Syndrome by Berney Goodman, 1994-03-23
  8. Hypochondria: Toward a Better Understanding by Robert Meister, 1980-03
  9. The Fine Art of Hypochondria or How Are You? by Goodman Ace, 1966
  10. Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria by Jennifer Traig, 2009-07-07
  11. Well Enough Alone: A Cultural History of My Hypochondria by Jennifer Traig (author), Meg Savlov (narrator), 2008-07-15
  12. Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology: Hypochondria by Gale Reference Team, 2001-01-01
  13. Hypochondria: Towards a Better Understanding by Robert Meister, 1981-07-10
  14. Hypochondria: By R.D. Gillespie (Psyche miniatures. Medical series) by Robert Dick Gillespie, 1929

The Whiteley Index which is a widely used test to find if one suffers from hypochondria.
SELF-TEST FOR HYPOCHONDRIA Whiteley Index is a widely used test to find hypochondria. As with all tests the result must be interpreted cautiously. A high score is an indication that you could profit from talking this over with your doctor.
Below is a list of questions about your health. For each one, please circle the number indicating how much this is true for you.
1 = Not at all 2 = A little bit 3 = Moderately 4 = Quite a bit 5 = A great deal
1: Do you worry a lot about your health? 2: Do you think there is something seriously wrong with your body? 3: Is it hard for you to forget about yourself and think about all sorts of other things? 4: If you feel ill and someone tells you that you are looking better, do you become annoyed? 5: Do you find that you are often aware of various things happening in your body? 6: Are you bothered by many aches and pains? 7: Are you afraid of illness? 8: Do you worry about your health more than most people? 9: Do you get the feeling that people are not taking your illnesses seriously enough? 10: Is it hard for you to believe the doctor when he/she tells you there is nothing for you to worry about?

2. * Hypochondria
Written by Ingvard Wilhelmsen, MD, Ph.D. Introduction to hypochodria, symptoms, and treatment.
HYPOCHONDRIA By Ingvard Wilhelmsen, MD, Ph.D
What is hypochondria? A person with hypochondria is preoccupied with physical health and body. The diagnosis is used when a person during at least 6 months believes, fears or is convinced that he has a serious disease despite medical reassurance. This fear of disease or preoccupation with symptoms is unpleasant, interferes with the patient's daily life in a negative way and leads to medical examinations and/or treatment. The patient can only temporarily accept assurance that there is no physical explanation to his symptoms.
Is hypochondria a medical diagnosis? In common language hypochondriac indicates a person who «thinks he is ill» or merely «imagines that he has symptoms». However, hypochondria, or excessive health anxiety, is as serious as any other medical diagnosis. It has always been a part of the official medical diagnostic systems, and still is. Hypochondria must be "positively diagnosed", i.e. it is not enough to exclude physical disease, the exaggerated health anxiety must also be found. Hypochondria is as common in men as in women, and can be found in all age groups and social classes. What are typical symptoms in hypochondria?

3. ParenTalk Newsletter: Adolescents: Hypochondria
Gives some causes why some adolescents suffer from this illness.
by Charles Wibbelsman, MD
If your teenager is complaining of colds, headaches, stomach aches and host of other complaints, do you find yourself wondering if he or she is becoming a hypochondriac? Are you jumping to rash conclusions? The fact is that the unique stresses of adolescence can indeed, make some teens appear to be hypochondriacs.
  • The physical and life changes in teenagers cause stress and heightened body awareness, so aches and pains are more likely to be noticed.
  • While a teenager is struggling for independence, there are times when he or she needs to feel taken care of again. Being sick is an OK way in a teen's mind to satisfy that craving inside for some loving care and attention.
  • Be aware of is that for teenagers, school and peers are more and more demanding. Illness can be a way for your teenager to get a "time-out" from these stresses.
  • A final avenue to explore is that changing feelings can be stressful and confusing. When they get bottled up, stress and stress-related symptoms occur. For you to effectively help in a situation such as this it is important that you see your teenager's pain as real, not imaginary, and encourage him or her to discuss the feelings behind the pain. Reassure him that his physical and emotional changes are normal. Help him to find ways to cope with tough situations at school. Most importantly, let your teen know that you are there to listen and to help.
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    5. * Hypochondria
    By Ingvard Wilhelmsen, MD, Ph.D What is hypochondria? Is hypochondria a medical diagnosis?

    6. Know Your Own Mind - Questionnaire
    Questionnaire and answers to see if one has hypochondria.
    The method of filling in the questions and of scoring is explained in the first page of the Questionnaire, Activity
    Trait 6 - HYPOCHONDRIA
    • Do you usually feel reasonably well and strong?
    • Do you frequently feel feint?
    • Do you have more headaches than most people?
    • Do you worry a lot about catching diseases?
    • Do you visit your doctor when you have a cold?
    • Do you keep a medical cabinet with a variety of left-overs from past prescriptions? Yes*
    • Are you normally in quite good health? Yes
    • Does stomach trouble run in your family? Yes*
    • Are other people unsympathetic when you are feeling unwell? Yes*
    • Do you worry a lot about other members of your family getting ill? Yes*
    • Do you stay off work if you have any kind of health problem? Yes*
    • Do you read medical books and worry that you have all the symptoms described? Yes*
    • Do you find it comforting when you are ill to get all the extra attention and sympathy from your family and friends? Yes*
    • Do you feel pity for people who are ill? Yes*
    • Do you believe that you can readily maintain good health through adequate exercise and nutrition?

    The Whiteley Index which is a widely used test to find if one suffers from hypochondria.

    8. UMHS - Hypochondria
    People who have hypochondria are preoccupied with imagined symptoms and physical complaints. They fear or believe they have a major disease,
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    This information is approved and/or reviewed by U-M Health System providers but it is not a tool for self-diagnosis or a substitute for medical treatment. You should speak to your physician or make an appointment to be seen if you have questions or concerns about this information or your medical condition. Hypochondria
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    9. Alexander Scriabin - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    Wikipedia article with life, hypochondria, actual injuries and illnesses, piano virtuosity, and novel spiritual ideas. Includes internal references and external links.
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    Alexander Scriabin
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    Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin ; sometimes transliterated as Skryabin or Skrjabin January 6 April 27 ) was a Russian composer and pianist

    10. Hypochondria
    Informative data on hypochondria

    11. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Hypochondria
    hypochondria is a belief that real or imagined physical symptoms are signs A person suffering from hypochondria is preoccupied with physical health and
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    Contents of this page: Alternative names Hypochondriasis Definition Return to top Hypochondria is a belief that real or imagined physical symptoms are signs of a serious illness, despite medical reassurance and other evidence to the contrary. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Return to top A person suffering from hypochondria is preoccupied with physical health and has an unrealistic fear of serious disease well out of proportion to the actual risk. There is no specific cause of hypochondria, and it occurs in men and women with equal frequency. Symptoms Return to top
    • Preoccupation with fear of illness Persistent fear of having a serious illness despite medical reassurance Misinterpretation of symptoms Symptoms that may shift and change Symptoms that may be vague or specific (see somatoform pain disorder No apparent physical disorder that can account for symptoms Disturbance lasting for at least 6 months (24 weeks)
    The affected person may recognize that the fear of having a serious disease may be excessive, unreasonable, or unfounded.

    12. Are You A Hypochondriac? Therapy May Help

    13. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia Hypochondria
    hypochondria Contents of this page Alternative names. Definition. Causes, incidence, and risk factors. Symptoms. Signs and tests. Treatment

    14. What Is Hypochondria?
    What is hypochondria, and how does it affect people. What the symptoms are and if its treatable.
    What is Hypochondria?
    What is hypochondria, and how does it affect people. What the symptoms are and if its treatable.
    Hypochondria is a condition where the person is so overly obsessed with their health that they begin to believe that they are sick with a serious ailment even after having a medical evaluation that proves otherwise. A person with this condition is typically called a hypochondriac. It's a very real condition that effects all genders and age groups equally. Diagnosis typically takes 6 months to determine and is usually made after the person has been checked completely and given a clean bill of health repeatedly, but yet continues to fear that they are sick. Symptoms of hypochondria are constant anxiety over minor aches and pains that are considered to be normal. The anxiety is over the person thinking the minor aches and pains are a serious life threatening illness even though there is nothing physically wrong with them. An example: A person with reoccurring headaches will think that the headache is being caused by a brain tumor. The doctors will do scans and tests but the person will still believe there is something wrong. They will either insist that the scans missed something, or that their headaches are caused by some other life threatening condition like a stroke. The person will then go through more tests and may even change doctors to have themselves reexamined because they are convinced that the headaches they are having are caused by something that is going to harm them.

    15. The New Yorker Fact
    Can hypochondria be cured? Issue of 200308-11 Posted 2003-08-04 hypochondria is so hazily understood that most doctors have no clear idea how

    16. The Hypochondria Webpage
    What is hypochondria, the actual meaning of the word, the ancient Greek physicians originally defined the word, the symptoms,
    The Posture Theory homepage The symptoms of hypochondria page A Joke about Hypochondria Hypochondria in Time Magazine and Flaws in the hypochondria tests ... The hypochondria of Fanny Stevenson The Hypochondria, Hypochondriasis, and Somatization Webpage Note: The use of the word hypochondria to describe the fear of trivial or imaginary illnesses is linguistically and logically incorrect as will be evident from the information presented on this webpage. . Hypochondria is also nowadays referred to as hypochondriasis, somatoform disorder, and somatization disorder, and since the advent of the internet, with people surfing the web for health information, it has also been called cyberchondria, What is hypochondria The term hypochondria was coined by the ancient Greeks from Hypo = below Chondros = cartilage (of the ribs) It was their opinion that the set of symptoms originated just below the ribs (i.e. in the upper abdomen). They also believed that the psychological symptoms which often accompanied the ailment were the result of the illness. The Chondria (shown in bold) The Hypochondria Webpage Index Hypochondria Anatomy Other Opinions from the twentieth century The Posture Theory Diagram The History Of Hypochondria, Somatization disorder, somatoform disorder, and cycerchondria

    17. The Hypochondria Webpage
    What is hypochondria, the actual meaning of the word, the ancient Greek physicians originally defined the word, the symptoms,

    18. Hypochondria - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
    hypochondria (sometimes hypochondriasis) is the unfounded belief that hypochondria is often associated with obsessivecompulsive disorder and anxiety.
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    Hypochondria (sometimes hypochondriasis ) is the unfounded belief that one is suffering from a serious illness. Hypochondria is often associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety . Hypochondria can also be brought on by stress Hypochondriacs are a severe problem to the health system as they waste valuable medical resources and time. Some hypochondriacs will even be subjected to unnecessary exploratory surgery or treatments that can endanger their health. It should be noted that in some cases hypochondria is misdiagnosed when the patient is indeed unwell, but the physician is unable to diagnose the real illness. For this reason, a patient's condition should be thoroughly investigated before diagnosing hypochondria. Hypochondria was originally a term used for unidentifiable stomach pains that were a common concern in the ancient world. Eventually the term evolved to be the male counterpart to hysteria during the nineteenth century.

    19. ParenTalk Newsletter Adolescents Hypochondria

    20. Body Dysmorphic Disorder
    Article describing BDD, individuals with the belief that a body part is deformed or defective.

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