hypochondria hypochondria  /ˌhaɪ pə ˈkɑndri ə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments
  2. (n) the upper region of the abdomen just below the lowest ribs on either side of the epigastrium

Usage(s):

  1. Desperate for attention herself, the weak Cara subsides into a peevish hypochondria, keeps to her room and lets control of the school pass to Julie.
  2. Doubtless a touch of hypochondria makes the whole world kin and guarantees moments of sympathetic laughter.
  3. But on top of all that, people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome often have to endure accusations of hypochondria.

News

  • When the Nation Has the Blahs …

    Is the nation suffering from a national case of hypochondria, or are Americans rightly worried about the country’s future? The answer depends, in part, on your (political) point of view. But it’s also true that every bit of good news — rising home prices, rising stock prices and an increase in federal tax revenues that improves Medicare’s short-term outlook — seems to be followed by a warning, a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Rothenberg Political Report

Quotes

  1. Johnson, Boswell wrote, "felt himself overwhelmed with an horrible hypochondria, with perpetual irritation, fretfulness, and impatience; and with a dejection, gloom and despair, which made existence misery."
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: James Boswell Source: Smithsonian

  2. "I think there are three qualities that people believe are weaknesses, but which I believe are strengths: hypochondria, paranoia and megalomania," Attali says with a smile.
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: Jacques Attali Source: Ha'aretz

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