Hypochondria

Nathen Fingar Period 5 10/15/16

Definition:

Mental disorder that makes an individual believe he/she thinks they have a serious physical disease based on exaggerated interpenetration of the symptoms.

Disease or just displeased?

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Causes:

Hypochondria happens to people who are highly sensitive to physical sensations. (People who pay more attention to there body, or wrongly interpret illnesses within their body).

Symptoms:

Preoccupation with the fear of a serious disease or illness.
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Treatment and /or Medication:

The treatment for hypochondria involves the effort to find a better way to overcome the way his/her medically unexplained symptoms/ illness concerns. More hypochondria patients are treated with targeted psychotherapy. Psychotherapy is a way of treating depression by talking about your condition or related issue with a mental health provider.

Age/ Gender Tendencies:

Hypochondria is not the most common mental illness in the United States, 1-5% of the population may be effected by it.

Background:

Hypochondria is a mental disorder. This disorder involves an excessive fear of having a serious disease. This anxiety is hard to comprehend for some. In order to qualify for hypochondria the fear of disease must interfere with personal life and cause a lot of stress. This occupation ca last up to six months.
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Three Agencies that deal with hypochondria:

-Cleveland clinic Phone number: 866-588-2264 Address-921 Jasonway Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43214

614.358.4223 Web:http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/neurological_institute


-Mayo Clinic Phone number: 480-301-8000 Address:4500 San Pablo Road

Jacksonville, FL 32224 Web:http://www.mayoclinic.org/


-Mill wood Hospital: Web Address:http://www.millwoodhospital.com/ Address:1111 N. Cooper Street, Arlington, Texas 76011 Phone Number:(817) 261-3121

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