Hypochondriasis

an abnormal condition in which a person is overly concerned with health and believes that he or she is suffering from a major illness despite medical opinion to the contrary
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Hypochondriasis

A persistent belief in the presence of at least one serious physical illness despite negative physical findings and reassurance
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Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis: The belief and fear of serious illness which lasts for six months, beyond and despite medical reassurance. Hypochondriacs were once viewed unsympathetically as comical figures in the way Molière depicted them in his classic (1673) play 'Le Malade Imaginaire' (The Imaginary Invalid). Hypochondriasis is now generally recognized to b...
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Hypochondriasis

Hy`po·chon'dri·a·sis noun [ New Latin So named because supposed to have its seat in the hypochondriac regions. See Hypochondriac , Hypochondrium , and confer Hyp , 1st Hypo .] (Medicine) A mental disorder in which melancholy and gloomy views torment the affected pe...
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hypochondriasis

<psychiatry> A mental disorder characterised by a preoccupation with bodily functions and the interpretation of normal sensations (such as heart beats, sweating, peristaltic action and bowel movements) or minor abnormalities (such as a runny nose, minor aches and pains or slightly swollen lymph nodes) as indications of highly disturbing probl...
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hypochondriasis

(hi″po-kon-dri´ә-sis) a somatoform disorder marked by a preoccupation with one's health and bodily functions and by exaggeration of both normal sensations (such as heart beats, sweating, peristaltic action, and bowel movements) and minor complaints (such as a runny nose, minor aches and pains, or sligh...
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Hypochondriasis

• (n.) A mental disorder in which melancholy and gloomy views torment the affected person, particularly concerning his own health.
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hypochondriasis

mental disorder characterized by an excessive preoccupation with one`s own health and a tendency to fear or believe that one has a serious disease ... [1 related articles]
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hypochondriasis

(so called because it was supposed by the ancients to be due to disturbed function of the organs of the upper abdomen) (DSM III-R) a mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with bodily functions and the interpretation of normal sensations (such as heart beats, sweating, peristaltic action, and bowel movements) or minor abnormalities (such....
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hypochondriasis

hypochondriasis A morbid concern about one's own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations; a delusion that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident. Synonyms: hypochondria, hypochondriacal neurosis.
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hypochondriasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′pō-kon-drī′ă-sis Definitions: 1. A morbid concern about one's own health and exaggerated attention to any unusual bodily or mental sensations; a delusion that one is suffering from some disease for which no physical basis is evident. Synonyms: hypochondria, hypochondriacal neurosis &nbs.....
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Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis or hypochondria (sometimes referred to as health phobia or health anxiety) refers to excessive preoccupancy or worry about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the condition of body or mind despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from ...
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Hypochondriasis

preoccupation, not based on a real organic pathology, with a fear of having a serious physical illne
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