• We emphasize the importance and difficulty of evaluating hypochondriasis, as distinct from certain other functional somatic complaints, in medical practice. A definition for hypochondriasis is proposed. We outline five troublesome medical responses to hypochondriacal patients, followed by suggestions for management.
(Arch Intern Med 1981;141:723-726)
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