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December 12, 2007

Cathy

Author: Staff

I feel embarrassed posting this, but I am a genuine hypochondriac. I can testify that this is a real mental disorder and that it is difficult to live with. Many people might look at a hypochondriac and think they are only trying to get attention and they should just stop worrying. I promise, its not about attention and I wish more than anything that I could just stop worrying. The truth is that even knowing full well that I am a hypochondriac, I still can't stop thinking that, "this time" I am seriously ill. Even after a medical exam I still worry, I feel that the doctor just didn't see what I'm seeing or that the doctor just doesn't care that I'm sick. Is there anyone out there who knows how I feel?

I actually got my degree in psychology in part because of my fascinatio nwith this disease, and my realization that mental disorders are real and they deserve attention not stigmatization.

Posted by Staff on December 12, 2007 7:17 PM | DIGG | del.icio.us | furl


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