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If you think you’re a hypochondriac, then are you one or not?

Asked by laurenleigh7321 (20points) March 26th, 2010

•Hypochondriasis (or hypochondria, often referred to as health phobia) refers to an excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness

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Arisztid's avatar

You could be or you could not be.

I have known people who have wondered that because they have so many medical issues and, it turns out, that they are not exaggerating… they do have these issues.

The mother of one of my best friends wondered if she was a hypochondriac because some of her medical problems were known about at the time and some where not. Had she been alive and having these issues now, they would have been identified. As it turned out, the health problems, both known and unknown, killed her.

She is not the only person I have known who wonders this who is not a hypochondriac.

I have also known people who have wondered if they are hypochondriacs and it turns out they are.

faye's avatar

But do true hypochondriacs ever question themselves?!

Arisztid's avatar

@faye That is a good question.

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