So-called “hypochondriacs” are persons who so fear the possibility of having a medical ailment that they become almost incapable of thinking or worrying or complaining about anything else besides that feared (but imaginary) health problem.
“Medical student syndrome”
Unseasoned medical students are notorious for developing hypochondriacal worries. For these students, the stress of taking exam after exam peaks at about the same time they are beginning to learn a lot of detailed information about diseases.
Say, for example, that an anxious medical student is just learning 1) that people in their 20s Continue reading