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17 February 2009

Hypochondriac, or not?

You’re lying awake – again – worrying about that stomach ache you get every few weeks.

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You’re lying awake – again – worrying about that stomach ache you get every few weeks. You've been to the GP, you've been to a specialist and they've all reassured you that you’re fine. But you’re sure they’re wrong. Are you a hypochondriac?

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If you answer yes to three of more of the following questions, you might be: Do you worry about your health more than most people do? If you've been ill and someone tells you you're looking better, do you feel annoyed? Are you bothered by many aches and pains? Do you think there’s something seriously wrong with your body? Do you spend most of your time thinking about yourself and your health? Do you feel that other people are not paying enough attention to your illnesses? Do you think the doctor is lying when he/she tells you there’s nothing wrong with you? If you hear about a disease, are you afraid of getting it?

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