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Hypochondriasis

Modern Perspectives on an Ancient Malady

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsVladan Starcevic (Editor), Don R. Lipsitt (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7388719M
ISBN 100195126769
ISBN 109780195126761

He uses the section entitled "Cures" as a Hypochondriasis book to peddle his newly discovered cure-all, water dock, [10] which Smollett satirized through the mouth of Tabitha Bramble in Humphry Clinker Joan Borysenko. Mariner Books, How is hypochondriasis diagnosed? Because you are very anxious about your health, you may go to many different healthcare providers.

In modern usage, the term hypochondriac is often used as a pejorative label for individuals who hold the Hypochondriasis book that they have a serious illness despite repeated reassurance from physicians that they are perfectly healthy. While maintaining an attentive and respectful attitude toward the medical complaints, doctors try to intervene as they would with any patient — only when it is needed. The persistent anxiety itself becomes a debilitating illness. Margaret Caudill. Harper SanFrancisco, See also.

Among relatives Hypochondriasis book people suffering from hypochondriasis only somatization disorder and generalized anxiety disorder were more common than in average families. Professor Donald Davie has Hypochondriasis book that he has often "heard old fashioned and provincial persons [in England and Scotland] even in [my] own lifetime say, 'Oh, you give me the hyp,' where we should say 'You give me a pain in the neck'" [7] ; and I myself have heard the expression, "You give me the pip," where "pip" may be a corruption of "hyp. Feeling for lumps, reading about illness or otherwise scanning for illness makes symptoms worse not better. The diagnosis is based on a person's medical complaints and history, plus a doctor's physical examination and laboratory tests. Illness anxiety disorder is in some ways similar to obsessive-compulsive disorder.


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Hypochondriasis Download PDF Ebook

The Project Gutenberg eBook, Hypochondriasis, by John Hill

A person with this disorder pays excessive attention to health. Trying a different Web browser might help. Special types of therapy may also help treat your hypochondriasis. When To Call a Professional Hypochondriasis book with illness anxiety disorder Hypochondriasis book to contact health care professionals readily.

For example, people with depression often experience changes in appetite and weight fluctuation, fatigue, decreased interest in sex and motivation in life overall. The Wellness Book.

One common Hypochondriasis book on this disorder is that health anxiety is so great that reassurance is only temporarily helpful at best. CBT, a psycho-educational "talk" therapy, helps the worrier Hypochondriasis book address and cope with bothersome physical symptoms and illness worries and is found helpful in reducing the intensity and frequency of troubling bodily symptoms.

Although there is no one cause of undue health anxiety, experts say it can run in families. It is perhaps not without significance that the greatest poet of the Augustan age, Alexander Pope, thought it necessary as he lay on his deathbed in May to exclaim with his last breath, "I never was hippish in my whole life.

In these studies, patients will be given one of four treatments: supportive therapy with fluoxetine, supportive therapy with placebo, cognitive behavior therapy, or cognitive behavior therapy with fluoxetine. The evaluator needs to consider the possibility that a person is suffering from another mental disorder where fear or exaggerated concerns about medical illness can appear, such as various forms of depression, schizophrenia or somatization disorder.

In fairness to him, it is important to note that his herbal remedies were harmless and that many found their way into the official London Pharmacopeia. He may also do other tests.

How is hypochondriasis diagnosed? Current research makes clear that this excessive worry can be helped by either appropriate medicine or targeted psychotherapy.

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Staab, a specialist in psychosomatic and behavioral medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Hypochondriasis book, Minn. Urdang, Douglas R. The belief that hypochondriasis was a somatic condition persisted until [Pg Hypochondriasis book the second half of the seventeenth century at which time an innovation was made by Dr.

Sections V-VIIIdealing with causes and cures, are less commonplace and display some of Hill's eccentricities as a writer and thinker. Often no amount of reassurance, even from medical professionals, can convince the hypochondriac that no disease is present.

Often used by psychologists as well as psychiatrists, C. Whether there is any association with socioeconomic status, educational level, race, or marital status is unclear.

Illness Anxiety Disorder

Nonetheless, taking symptoms seriously does not mean doing unnecessary tests or procedures. It was summed up by Robert James in Hypochondriasis book Medicinal Dictionary London, : If Hypochondriasis book thoroughly consider its Nature, it will be found to be a spasmodico-flatulent Disorder of the Primae Viae, that is, of the Stomach and Intestines, arising from an Inversion or Perversion of their peristaltic Motion, and, by the mutual consent of the Parts, throwing the whole nervous System into irregular Motions, and disturbing the whole Oeconomy of the Functions This disorder of the mind causes the sufferer to believe that real or imagined physical Hypochondriasis book are the result Hypochondriasis book a serious disease.

Pharmacotherapy, such as the use of antidepressantsmay also be used, especially when symptoms of depression are present.Hypochondriasis and Health Anxiety (Advances in Psychotherapy: Evidence-Based Practice) (Advances in Psychotherapy - Evidence-Based Practice Book 19) by Jonathan S.

Abramowitz and Autumn E. Braddock. out of 5 stars 1. Kindle Edition CDN$ CDN$ 09 CDN$ CDN$ Hypochondriasis () Definition (MSH) Preoccupation with the fear of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.

Sep 27,  · The Project Gutenberg eBook, Hypochondriasis, by John Hill This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.

You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at magicechomusic.com Title: Hypochondriasis.This book addresses current issues in recognizing, pdf, and treating hypochondriasis. Using a pragmatic approach, it offers a wealth of clinically useful information.

The book also provides a critical review of the underlying conceptual and treatment issues, addressing varying perspectives and synthesizing the current research.Aug 02,  · I was about halfway through Catherine Belling’s new book, “A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria,” when I realized that I had been annotating with a pen that had the words.hypochondriasis[‚hī·pə·kən′drī·ə·səs] (psychology) A chronic condition in which the ebook is morbidly concerned with his own health and believes himself suffering from grave bodily diseases.

Also known as hypochondria. Hypochondriasis a morbid condition characterized by excessive preoccupation with one’s own health and by groundless.