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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

If you think you’re a hypochondriac, then are you one or not?

2. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

If you think you’re a hypochondriac, then are you one or not?

I dont think hypochondriacs believe they are so, otherwise this wouldnt be considered a psychological disease. One of my employees calls in sick at least once a week because there is always something wrong with her. She shows up with a slip from the doctor or the hospital every time, as if that is going to make it acceptable.

I have tried to talk to her about her "belief" of getting sick so often but I think it has gotten to the point where she makes herself sick by just believing it so strongly. The problem now is that she is starting to do it with the child...I cant remember right now the name of that disease...

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Psychosomaticism

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Yes I am sick, no I am not a hypochondriac.

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting areinstein

The problem now is that she is starting to do it with the child...I cant remember right now the name of that disease...

Munchousen by proxy?

6. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Cupcake

Quoting areinstein

The problem now is that she is starting to do it with the child...I cant remember right now the name of that disease...

Munchousen by proxy?

That's it! Munchousen sydrome...that is the word I was looking for. You know, I am going to stop doing searches on the internet...just are faster and better at it than I am.

7. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I SHOULD have googled it...then I would have known how to spell Munchausen
(I never once claimed I could spell;))

8. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

i have the chicken pox right now... does that qualify me as sick?
Lauren;)

9. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Oh Lauren, you poor thing! Lots of calamine lotion;)

I got them years ago but it was the worst dose! I even had them in my mouth!!

10. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

not sick any more but was since Thursday, couldn't eat any easter eggs and now i'm all better i'm back in work