[ UK /hˌa‍ɪpə‍ʊkˈɒndɹɪˌæsiz/ ]
  1. chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
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How To Use hypochondriasis In A Sentence

  • It was once called hypochondriasis, but 'hypochondriac' has judgmental connotations, implying someone is just needy and attention-seeking. Times, Sunday Times
  • So she doesn't actually meet the official psychiatric definition of "hypochondriasis," in which a misinterpretation of symptoms leads to a preoccupation with having a serious illness that interferes with daily functions and lasts at least six months despite reassurances from a doctor. Dr. Jon LaPook: What Would Susie Say? Susie Essman's Enlarged Prostate
  • Two patients fulfilled the criteria for hypochondriasis and 18 for the chronic benign pain syndrome.
  • The patient gets hypochondriasis idea drive, run around here and there, demand medical service everywhere, seek " newest " diagnose.
  • Too much sex could cause not only vertigo and epilepsy but also “seminal weakness, impotence . . . pulmonary consumption, hypochondriasis, loss of memory . . . and death.” A Renegade History of the United States
  • Too many reports of adverse effects exist for this to be dismissed as hypochondriasis or people's resentment of food interference.
  • His entire bizarre lifestyle the drapes, the wheelchair, the pills was hypochondriasis writ large.
  • It is currently unknown how closely related OCD is to other disorders such as trichotillomainia, body dysmorphic disorder and hypochondriasis.
  • The function loses the plant nerve that this disease basically includes a body to change form of disease of obstacle, hypochondriasis, body harmonic the aching obstacle of formal body form.
  • The least mature—or psychotic defenses include: denial, distortion, and delusional projection paranoia; the immature defenses are: fantasy, projection, hypochondriasis, passive-aggression and acting out. SYMPTOM VS ADAPTATION, OR, WHO'S REALLY PROJECTING ?
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