A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
HYPOCHONDRIASIS [aka HYPOCHONDRIA]
[noun]
sometimes referred to as health phobia or health anxiety - refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the body’s condition despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be. They are convinced that they have or are about to be diagnosed with a serious and life threatening illness.

HYPOCHONDRIASIS [aka HYPOCHONDRIA]

[noun]

sometimes referred to as health phobia or health anxiety - refers to excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. This debilitating condition is the result of an inaccurate perception of the body’s condition despite the absence of an actual medical condition. An individual suffering from hypochondriasis is known as a hypochondriac. Hypochondriacs become unduly alarmed about any physical symptoms they detect, no matter how minor the symptom may be. They are convinced that they have or are about to be diagnosed with a serious and life threatening illness.

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