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Hypochondriac, it can be cured

2021-10-25T16:14:35.935Z

There are remedies to escape the perpetual anguish of being sick. For several months, the slightest cough has made us suspect the Covid. And many of us have put our noses in the coffee to check the proper functioning of our sense of smell. Have we all become hypochondriacs? "No," replies Antoine Spath, clinical psychologist and author of Do you think it's serious? Small treatise for the use of hypochondriacs who want to get out of it (Larousse). We must distingu



For several months, the slightest cough has made us suspect the Covid.

And many of us have put our noses in the coffee to check the proper functioning of our sense of smell.

Have we all become hypochondriacs?

"No,"

replies Antoine Spath, clinical psychologist and author of

Do you think it's serious?

Small treatise for the use of hypochondriacs who want to get out of it

(Larousse).

We must distinguish hypochondria, that is to say the excessive fear of having an illness, and the anxiety that everyone can feel, which is revealed in a stressful context and crystallizes in health.

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Emotional escalation

What is going on in the minds of these “imaginary patients” estimated at 13% of the population in an Ifop / Capital Image survey?

"This is an obsessive concern,"

explains psychiatrist Christophe Bagot, author of

L'empire du stress

(Les Éditions de l'Homme).

Hypochondriacs fix their anxiety on their state of health.

Focused on their bodily reactions,

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Source: lefigaro

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