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Posted by TRACY
on October 20, 2000 at 13:05:42:
In Reply to: hypochondria posted by Nicole on October 19, 2000 at 00:43:28:
: I have only a few questions about Hypochondria, if anyone would please help me with them.
: 1.What is the history behind hypochondria?
: 2.explian it to me(biologically and mentally)
: 3.Effects on someone
: 4.what are the common treatments?
: 5.Is it age or gender specific?
: 6. With this illness can someone have normal life?
: 7.Can this be dangerous to myself or others?
: If you could answer some or all of these, it would be great. Thank you so much!!
I AM A HYPOCHONDRIAC...I have not been diagnosed with it but I know for sure. I am always "sick". Although I really feel these illness's , when I go to the doctor , There is nothing wrong with me. Well Until recently I have gotten really bad with it. I haven't been able to go out with my friends, go to family events..etc. I am just so scared that I will get sick.
I never believed that I was a hypochondriac until a few months ago. Everyone called me one and I used to get so mad at them. What they don't realize is Hypochondrais IS a disease, a mental one. I am looking around to seek help now, because it is affecting my social life now. I am only 19 years old and I live my life as if I am a 80 year old hermit. Thats about all the information I have, I mean i still haven't looked into it much but if you have any questions I could try to help.