Hypochondria

If a personality disorder , such as might be seen in an extremely dependent or socially isolated individual , accompanies the hypochondria , the outcome is less likely to be favorable . If a hypochondriac is miserably anxious or ...

Hypochondria

Writing with grace, humor, and an expert's eye for revealing detail, Susan Baur illuminates the processes by which hypochondriacs come to adopt and maintain illness as a way of life.

Hypochondria

That pretty much defines hypochondria. I had it; I had it pretty effectively. I was a--I was a dedicated hypochondriac. HAAHR: Were there diseases in particular that you tended to obsess over? Mr. WEINGARTEN: Generally, the--the truly ...

Hypochondria


Revival Hypochondria 1929

among psychiatrists regarding the conception of the nature and basis of hypochondria as well as its nosological position. It has been identified by them with melancholia, as it was by general writers like Boswell.

Revival  Hypochondria  1929

Hypochondria

The Age of Hypochondria

After all, there was no triumphant future well-being to be anticipated by hypochondria for Coleridge, only unremitting pain and obfuscation. The English Malady embodies and disembodies an authentic well-being of the individual and its ...

The Age of Hypochondria

Examining the ways in which hypochondria forms both a malady and a metaphor for a range of British Romantic writers, Grinnell contends that this is not one illness amongst many, but a disorder of the very ability to distinguish between illness and health, a malady of interpretation that mediates a broad spectrum of pressing cultural questions.

Towards a Psychosomatic Conception of Hypochondria

The third one, which is food for thought on the difficulty to draw limits between a ''normal complex,'' known as hypochondriacal (Ey 1950, p.453) which would be immanent in human nature, and extreme frankly pathological forms, ...

Towards a Psychosomatic Conception of Hypochondria

A rigorous and groundbreaking study. Martine Derzelle is the first researcher to approach hypochondria as a relational pathology. Martine Derzelle is the first researcher to approach hypochondria as a relational pathology. The author tackles a subject that has puzzled care professionals for decades: hypochondria. Martine Derzelle confronts all specialists (psychotherapists, psychiatrists, doctors, psychosomaticians) with the paradox of this pathology and the theoretical void on which the approach to those patients who express a suffering of various kinds has stood for more than a century. In the first part, the author highlights the lack of theoretical elaboration on hypochondria in the existent literature; in the second part, on the basis of clinical examples, she analyzes the nature of the disease, and then offers a completely innovative theoretical elaboration. Finally, in the third part, she proposes a new and specific approach to treating this pathology at both the theoretical and clinical levels within the framework of psychoanalysis and implementing key concepts from relational psychosomatics.

The Hypochondriac s Guide to Life And Death

Similarly, we now know that hypochondria afflicts all types of people. And though we still do not know its causes or its cure, we have come a long way toward defining just who the hypochondriac is. There are no reliable clinical tests ...

The Hypochondriac s Guide to Life  And Death

When every hiccup sounds like the call of doom, each stomach pang hints at incipient cancer, and a headache means it's time to firm up your last will and testament, The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death. provides just the relief you need. Gene Weingarten has spent his whole life immersed in the eclectic details of bizarre symptoms, self-diagnosing every minor ache as a potentially deadly disease. Weingarten examines: The mind of a hypochondriac How your doctor can kill you Ulcers and other visceral fears The snaps, crackles, and pops of your body that spell disaster Things that can take an eye out Interpreting DocSpeak Blending the neurotic anxieties of Woody Allen, the folksiness of Garrison Keillor, and the absurdist vision of Dave Barry, Gene Weingarten conjures up a hilarious prescription for the hypochondriac that lurks inside all of us.

The Hypochondriacs

advance of the century in the understanding of hypochondria. He begins more or less in agreement with Mandeville about the hypochondriac symptomatology – the sufferer is prone to pains, aches, vertigo, dizziness, dullness, drowsiness or ...

The Hypochondriacs

Charlotte Brontë found in her illnesses, real and imagined, an escape from familial and social duties, and the perfect conditions for writing. The German jurist Daniel Paul Schreber believed his body was being colonized and transformed at the hands of God and doctors alike. Andy Warhol was terrified by disease and by the idea of disease. Glenn Gould claimed a friendly pat on his shoulder had destroyed his ability to play piano. And we all know someone who has trawled the Internet in solitude, seeking to pinpoint the source of his or her fantastical symptoms. The Hypochondriacs is a book about fear and hope, illness and imagination, despair and creativity. It explores, in the stories of nine individuals, the relationship between mind and body as it is mediated by the experience, or simply the terror, of being ill. And, in an intimate investigation of those lives, it shows how the mind can make a prison of the body by distorting our sense of ourselves as physical beings. Through witty, entertaining, and often moving examinations of the lives of these eminent hypochondriacs—James Boswell, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Darwin, Florence Nightingale, Alice James, Daniel Paul Schreber, Marcel Proust, Glenn Gould, and Andy Warhol—Brian Dillon brilliantly unravels the tortuous connections between real and imagined illness, irrational fear and rational concern, the mind's aches and the body's ideas.

Hypochondriasis

This is called melancholic hypochondria . . . Hypochondria can be bodily and mental, the latter being melancholic hypochondria proper. The former is uncommon in mental hospitals but is often found in the community.

Hypochondriasis

Hypochondriasis is an ancient term, evoking much controversy. This is reflected in sharp disagreements about conceptualization of hypochondriasis and its etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment. Written by world experts and from different perspectives, this volume fills the need for a modern, balanced, in-depth and integrative overview of hypochondriasis as a mental disorder with diverse manifestations. The book is state-of-the-art on the topic and is mainly intended for both practising clinicians and researchers.

A Compendium of Materia Medica Therapeutics and Repertory of the Digestive System

Diarrhoea always in daytime , Hypochondria . ( Miscellaneous . ) Flatulence hot , with rumbling , grumbling , and never at night , but has stool early in here and there in hypochondria , even in constant diarrhoea . Sil .

A Compendium of Materia Medica  Therapeutics and Repertory of the Digestive System


Hypochondria Can Kill

VICTORIAN VICE It was not until the following century , though , that hypochondria came to be narrowly defined as an excessive fear of illness . Historians speculate that the morbid Victorian obsession with sickness grew in step with ...

Hypochondria Can Kill

An entertaining compendium of potentially lethal if obscure illnesses, ailments, and medical syndromes for hypochondriacs describes everything from the most common housework-related fatalities among men to the dangers of telephone stroke (holding the receiver too tightly to one's head). Original.

Wharton and Still s Medical Jurisprudence Mental unsoundness Legal questions

TUE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF HYPOCHONDRIA . 794. The term defined . 795. Hypochondria and melancholia . 796. Hypochondria and neurasthenia . 797. Hypochondria and paranoia . 798. Various forms of hypochondria . 799. Sexual hypochondria . II .

Wharton and Still   s Medical Jurisprudence  Mental unsoundness  Legal questions


A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles part 1 H 1901

HYPOCHONDRIAC . 508 HYPOCOTYLEDONARY . the soft parts of the body below the costal cartilages , ( rendered præcordia by Celsus ) , neut . pl . of υποχόνδριος , f . υπό HYPO- 1 + χόνδρος gristle , cartilage , esp . that of the breast ...

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles  part 1  H  1901


A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles

The viscera situated in the hypochondria ; the liver , gall - bladder , spleen , etc. , formerly supposed to be the seat of melancholy and ' vapours ' . 1563 T. GALE Antidot . II . 39 It..healeth flatulentnes of Hypochondria . a 1652 J.

A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles


Suggestive therapeutics and hypnotism

HYPOCHONDRIA . Proper diagnosis of hypochondria - True hypochondria - Hypochondriacs found in all stations of life - Auto - diagnosis - Hypochondria and other symptoms -- Effect of suggestion - Best method of treating a hypochondriac ...

Suggestive therapeutics and hypnotism


A System of Physiologic Therapeutics

CHAPTER V HYPOCHONDRIA 1 Differentiation of Hypochondria from Other Neuroses — An Important but Much Neglected Subject . Character of the Symptoms ; Special Forms of Hypochondria ; Residual Hypochondria . Prognosis .

A System of Physiologic Therapeutics


The Body in Psychotherapy

Hypochondria Of the clinical pictures mentioned within the somatoform disorders, hypochondria stands out with its typical nature, in that case the DSM-III requires the following inclusion criteria: (1) the predominant change is an ...

The Body in Psychotherapy

This publication provides a critical overview on some research mainly conducted in Paris and Geneva. It aims to review the neurophysiological basis of body perception and schema in health and sickness, as well as widely accepted psychotherapeutic procedures based on corporality. Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychomotor therapists, psychotherapists and neurologists will find a wealth of information in this book that has until now been unavailable in English scientific literature.

A System of Practical Medicine

The differential diagnosis of hysteria and hypochondria , or what is better termed hypochondriacal melancholia , is often , apparently at least , somewhat difficult . Formerly , it was somewhat the fashion to regard hysteria in the male ...

A System of Practical Medicine


A Treatise on Nervous and Mental Diseases

HYPOCHONDRIA . Hypochondria is a pseudo - mental disease that can scarcely be called an insanity , consisting of a tendency to morbidly exaggerate the various sensations of the body and their importance . At times this exaggeration is ...

A Treatise on Nervous and Mental Diseases


The Science of Therapeutics

It is evident , from the constant changes which take place in the phenomena of this disease , that it is impossible to fix even approximatively upon a positive treatment of hypochondria in accordance with the principles of Homœopathy .

The Science of Therapeutics