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  • s  suffering from hypochondria

  • Several recent psychiatric studies indicate that for most of the marriages, absence can make a wife's heart grow gloomy, resentful, alcoholic, hypochondriacal or even suicidal .
  • A hypochondriacal heaven is this sanitarium wherein the stimulus of Bebe Daniels' legs accounts for much of the fun.
  • With the aid of his second wife Vera, he watches his health with hypochondriacal care.

  • Sigmund Freud in The Guardian
    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".
  • Robert Burton in guardian.co.uk
    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".

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