A hypochondriac is someone who is obsessed about his/her health. For at least six months this person has been convinced that he/she is seriously ill, despite the fact that doctors reassure them that there is nothing wrong with them. Obviously, this obsession affects their daily lives, and their relationships, and frequently leads to all sorts of unnecessary and expensive medical treatments.
Both men and women can have Hypochondria and this “condition” afflicts all age groups and economic classes.
Hypochondriacs usually misinterpret normal physical symptoms. Take a headache, for example. A normal person with a headache would just take a tablet and forget about it. But a hypochondriac will be convinced that it is the first sign of a brain tumour.So are you a hypochondriac? Here’s a quiz to help you find out:
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