2 definitions by misstash007

1
Hypochondriac refers to the person suffering from Hypochondria. This is often not understood and can be refereed to as 'someone who moans a lot about everything that is wrong with them.' it can also be assumed that it is someone who is always ill. A Hypochondriac is actually someone with a phobia of being ill. They are often terrified that they or a loved one will develop and thus die from a serious condition. It can be dealt with using Cognitive Behavior Therapy etc. Many people with the condition recover fully if they receive appropriate counseling. If you think you know someone who is a hypochondriac deal with the situation sympathetically, it can be just as bad as a fear of drowning. Try to encourage the person to seek help from a therapist to help them deal with their fears.
Hypochondriac refers to the person who has the phobia Hypochondria. It is a fear, just like the fear of spiders or drowning.
by misstash007 March 19, 2015
Get the mug
Get a Hypochondriac mug for your brother Georges.
2
Hypochondria This is a phobia. Often misunderstood, hypochondria is the fear of having a serious illness. People with hypochondria have a genuine phobia that they or someone they love will die of some disease or another. It is not a psychosomatic condition. Nor is the person always 'sick' as seems to be the common misconception of this very devastating fear.
Hypochondria is when you have a cold you might think you have something much worse that could kill you.
by misstash007 March 19, 2015
Get the mug
Get a Hypochondria mug for your father-in-law José.