How to Cope with Hypochondria

Jahiel Yasha Kamhi

Jahiel Yasha Kamhi is a motivational and popular science freelance writer holding a degree, specialist in medical biochemistry, and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. He is passionate about writing articles that helping people live more empowered life, with knowledge, passion and purpose. Jahiel is contributing writer to many magazines. He also delivers presentations that inspire others to find more meaning and balance in their lives. He can be contacted at jasakamhi@hotmail.com. These articles cannot be re-published without permission.

7 Responses

  1. ricky says:

    Thank you for writing this article. What you say is exactly true. I am a hypocondriac. We are feeling these symptoms and it is scary. Once they start you tend to overdiagnose and one thing leads to another and you have a new “terrible symptom” that makes you think you are dying. It is very hard on the others to deal with but you need that support. I couldn’t have explained this any better. Reading this article makes me feel better. Thank you for this.

  2. Man says:

    I am a fifth year med student and from the very first semester of my studies, this illusion hunts me. My parents, girlfrnd and God has been my very backbone for all these 4 miserable years.Though knowing its a psychological disorder, the mind will still play its dirty games. My advice to all is not to trust your mind. Always master your mind, be a mastermind. Keep yourself at peace all the times. Thank you…

  3. shirley fonseca says:

    Lovely site.

  4. Hannah says:

    Thanks for this article. I have long suspected my husband is a hypochondriac, one with just enough real, physical symptoms to continue to validate his fears. He does suffer from seizures and kidney stones, but he imagines all kinds of pain and symptoms that have no physical explanation the doctors have been able to find.

    It’s possible that he does suffer from some kind of chronic disease, but his constant need for validation of his suffering and the preoccupation hints to me that he may, indeed, have hypochondriac tendencies.

    He is also currently being treated through inpatient care at a psychiatric unit for major depression with psychosis. One of the symptoms people with this issue can suffer from? Hypochondria.

    The problem is, he will simply not accept this answer. Even slight hints in that direction through innocent sources (I’ve never dared) result in immediate antagonism. Add this to his delusions that all doctors are out to get him and call him a drug addict, and he may never receive treatment.

  5. chaudhry says:

    thanks for writing the article.i am also hypocondriac from last two months and i am very depressed and always check my body and read on the internet.after reading your article i am now more confident that i have no problem.thanks for writing this article

  6. George says:

    As a fellow hypochondria sufferer I know how hard it is to feel ‘well’ something bad is always on my mind like if I have cancer when all I have is a pulled muscle and a dehydrated body. Its normal to worry if there is something wrong but when you have hypochondria the docters word of advice that your not ill is hard to believe as another ache or pain will sprout up or you forget to mention your leg hurts. I beleive mine was a result of some emotional trauma in my life and I am a born worrier. Plus I have some GAD which made this worse. Your not alone out there. One of the greatest qoutes I read that helped me understandhow I feel was by Franklin D Roosevelt; “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” in other words. Get rid of the fear you get rid of the problem. But not overnight!

  7. Lou says:

    I needed to read these comments even though this discussion is 5 years old. I am so exhausted by my husband’s constant complaints about his various health issues (none are confirmed by the parade of doctors he has consulted) that I could scream. Good to know I am not alone.

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