hypochondriacal hypochondriacal

Definition(s):

  • (adj) suffering from hypochondria

Usage(s):

  1. A hypochondriacal heaven is this sanitarium wherein the stimulus of Bebe Daniels' legs accounts for much of the fun.
  2. With the aid of his second wife Vera, he watches his health with hypochondriacal care.
  3. Illness in his youth made him aloof and hypochondriacal.

News

  • Special Issues in Menopause and Major Depressive Disorder

    Kraepelin initially described involutional melancholia as a distinct clinical entity characterized by late onset, symptoms of fear, despondency, agitation, and hypochondriacal delusions, which formed the basis of the nomenclature in DSM-II.
    on September 12, 2013     Source: Psychiatric Times

Quotes

  1. In 1926, Freud referred the Wolf Man to an American colleague, Ruth Mack Brunswick; Pankejeff was suffering, Freud said, "from a hypochondriacal idée fixe concerning a scar on his nose".
    on Apr 23, 2010 By: Sigmund Freud Source: The Guardian

  2. In his chapter on the "Symptoms of Windy Hypochondriacal Melancholy", Burton mentions "sharp belchings, fulsome crudities, heat in the bowels, wind and rumbling in the guts, vehement gripings, pain in the belly and stomach".
    on Aug 22, 2009 By: Robert Burton Source: guardian.co.uk

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