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Hypochondria

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Hypochondria

  1. 1. Matthew Aguilar Hypochondria
  2. 2. Description <ul><li>Having the feeling that small physical symptoms are apart of a serious medical condition that has yet to be diagnosed </li></ul><ul><li>Even when no medical evidence can be found to support these fears, many hypochondriacs continue to suffer from anxiety and stress over their fear of contracting a morbid illness </li></ul>
  3. 3. Causes <ul><li>Having a history of physical or sexual abuse (fearing that any effects of negative events are just undiscovered) </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing one’s physical condition as a direct signal to one’s general health </li></ul><ul><li>Having fear of a certain disease or condition that is broadcasted by the media </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diagnosis <ul><li>Physical examination (to confirm that there is no actually condition/illness) </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatric examination (to ensure no other mental illness is causing illusions/false-realities for the patient) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Treatment <ul><li>Psychological counseling (to prevent behaviors that cause stress and overreaction) </li></ul><ul><li>Medication (antidepressants that prevent pessimism and negative thoughts about one’s health) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Sources <ul><li>http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hypochondria/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. ncbi . nlm . nih . gov / pubmedhealth /PMH0002216/ </li></ul>

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