Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria

Phantom Illness: Shattering the Myth of Hypochondria

by Carla Cantor, Brian A. Fallon
     
 
To many, the term hypochondriac is synonymous with crank & fraud. However, hypochondriacs are not pretending to be sick. Their complaints may be exaggerated, but their pain & suffering are real. Through extensive interviews with physicians & compelling stories of men & women disabled by illness phobias & incomprehensible symptoms, she helps to erase the stigma of

Overview

To many, the term hypochondriac is synonymous with crank & fraud. However, hypochondriacs are not pretending to be sick. Their complaints may be exaggerated, but their pain & suffering are real. Through extensive interviews with physicians & compelling stories of men & women disabled by illness phobias & incomprehensible symptoms, she helps to erase the stigma of hypochondria. She summarizes theories on the origins & nature of the disorder; describes treatments, including medication, behavior therapy, & psychotherapy; & offers a diagnostic test so you can determine whether you are abnormally concerned about your health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780788192692
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
351

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