The Hypochondriac's Guide to Life. And Death.
- The mind of the hypochondriac
- How your doctor can kill you
- Ulcers and other visceral fears
- The snap, crackle and pops of your body that spell disaster
- Things that can take an eye out
- Interpreting DocSpeak
THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S GUIDE is 'flat out the funniest book on hypochondria ever written' New York Daily News.
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We must begin by abandoning antiquated, stigmatizing notions about the hypochondriac, a person who imagines himself afflicted by disease. Like alcoholism, hypochondria is not the hypochondriac's "fault," or a moral weakness, but a disease.
To hypochondriacs, I offer reassurance: We are no longer living in an era when every little symptom signaled the onset of some dreadful condition with a goofy name, like "consumption" or "whooping cough" or "St. Vitus's dance," disorders that meant you would spend the remainder of your tragically truncated life drooling out your viscera into slop... see more
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