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Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings

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Writing with grace, humor, and an expert's eye for revealing detail, Susan Baur illuminates the processes by which hypochondriacs come to adopt and maintain illness as a way of life.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published July 7th 1989 by University of California Press (first published June 1st 1988)
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Apr 10, 2010 Helynne rated it really liked it
For those of us who tend to be disease phobics who fear every little ache or pain is a symptom of something dire, it’s nice to read this historic and scientific view of hypochondria and be assured that this bothersome and often frightening condition is just another response to anxiety and can be conquered.
Susan Baur takes a mostly historic and cultural look at the phenomenon of hypochondria, indicating that it goes far back into history, and that some people’s lives have been ruled and virtual
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