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hypochondriac

[¦hī·pə¦kän·drē‚ak]
(psychology)
A person affected with hypochondriasis.
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Intolerance of uncertainty, hypochondriacal concerns, obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and worry.
Also of interest in this connection is Jason Daniel Tougaw's discussion of the use of free indirect discourse to arouse sympathy for the hypochondriacal Mr.
conversion symptoms, pain symptoms, body dysmorphic symptoms, hypochondriacal symptoms and undifferentiated somatoform disorder's symptoms, all the symptoms were listed in Urdu language.
But according to a new study published in the December issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, it looks like the increase is more than a hypochondriacal diet fad.
Some have attempted to operationalise such manifestations as medically unexplained somatic complaints, hypochondriacal worry, or somatic preoccupation.
These fears give rise to a terror of having a number of persecutors inside his body and of being poisoned, as well as to hypochondriacal fears.
New-onset delusional guilt relating to her childhood sexual trauma and hypochondriacal preoccupations within the context of pain complaints make psychotic depression more likely.
Among the commonly observed outcomes are withdrawal, anxiety, panic attacks, aggression, extreme self-depreciation, emotional instability, feelings of shame and guilt, mood swings, sleep disturbances, stress related disorders such as cardiovascular diseases and ulcers, pain in the back and limbs, extreme passivity, compliance, dependence and suggestibility, suspiciousness and paranoid behaviour patterns, other inappropriate behaviours, hypochondriacal symptoms, kleptomania, bipolar disorder, substance abuse and suicide to name a few.
The third mechanism of suicidal behavior was characterized by "delusional avoidance of suffering from an imaginary illness"; psychopathology of this mechanism was conditioned by hypochondriacal delusional experiences.
En este sentido, durante los ultimos cinco anos se han elaborado varios cuestionarios, inventarios y escalas, basados en la teoria de los tres sistemas de respuesta de Lang (1968), tales como, por ejemplo, el Multidimensional Inventory of Hypochondriacal Traits (Longley, Watson y Noyes, 2005) y el Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (Armfield, 2010).
Hypochondriacal delusions were reported to be frequent in patients suffering from schizophrenia but this was not replicated in our study.