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Hypochondriasis: Living in Fear of One's Body

Posted on December 2, 2023 by Richard Cyr
Hypochondriasis, also known as hypochondria or health anxiety, is not a new ailment.Folks have been worrying over fleeting pains and aches for centuries.The term hypochondria was coined by the ancient Greeks and literally means, "beneath the ribs." The Greeks believed the majority of the phantom symptoms comes from that section of the body.When met with a patient experiencing hypochondria, doctors are put in a hard position...

Alcoholism as a Disease, Not a Weakness

Posted on December 17, 2021 by Richard Cyr
Alcoholism is a disease in which drinkers have lost the ability to control their drinking, leading to physical and mental harm and loss of ability to act in a socially acceptable way.Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, pathological condition that affects the digestive and nervous tract, resulting from the inability to stop drinking despite adverse consequences like loss of job, family, and health...