Definition of Hypochondria

1. Noun. Chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and ailments.

Exact synonyms: Hypochondriasis
Generic synonyms: Anxiety, Anxiousness
Derivative terms: Hypochondriacal



Definition of Hypochondria

1. n. Hypochondriasis; melancholy; the blues.

Definition of Hypochondria

1. Noun. (medicine) A psychological disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation or worry about having a serious illness. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) (plural of hypochondrium) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hypochondria

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Medical Definition of Hypochondria

1. Hypochondriasis, melancholy, the blues. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypochondria

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hypocholesterinaemia
hypocholesterolaemia
hypocholesterolemia
hypocholesterolemias
hypocholesterolemic
hypocholia
hypochondres
hypochondria (current term)
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hypochondriac region
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hypochondriacal melancholia
hypochondriacal neurosis
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Literary usage of Hypochondria

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1. Rest, Suggestion, and Other Therapeutic Measures in Nervous and Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"CHAPTER V hypochondria Differentiation of hypochondria from Other ... Character of the Symptoms; Special Forms of hypochondria; Residual hypochondria. ..."

2. Atlas of the Nervous System: Including an Epitome of the Anatomy, Pathology by Christfried Jakob (1901)
"Do not give too much medicine—no morphin. 2. hypochondria. ... hypochondria can be distinguished from beginning paranoia and the systemic delusions ..."

3. A Clinical Manual of Mental Diseases by Francis Xavier Dercum (1917)
"hypochondria hypochondria, though far removed from the other topica treated in this chapter, ... Hippocrates does not use the term "hypochondria. ..."

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