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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...