The Hypochondriac s Handbook

Fortunately, this book will make you laugh, which releases endorphins and promotes health—for the moment. For soundness of body and mind, read the Hypochondriac's Handbook. Better safe than sorry!

Author: Wendy Marston

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452103488

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Feeling good? Are you sure? This hilarious guide—a sequel to the best-selling Paranoid's Pocket Guide—is guaranteed to make you wonder. With hundreds of symptoms to watch for and in-depth information on the latest germ mutations, this compendium offers compelling proof that there is always something to worry about, even if you seem to be in perfect shape. A must-have for today's health-conscious individual, it also reveals worrisome facts about doctors and insurance companies. It's packed with black-and-white photos documenting everyday items that can menace your health—often seemingly "harmless" items such as a pencil or a water fountain. Fortunately, this book will make you laugh, which releases endorphins and promotes health—for the moment. For soundness of body and mind, read the Hypochondriac's Handbook. Better safe than sorry!

The Hypochondriac s Handbook

THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S HANDBOOK is a treasure trove of wild, daft, strange, scary -- and hitherto obscure -- medical research.

Author: John Naish

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007195688

Category: Diseases

Page: 198

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THE HYPOCHONDRIAC'S HANDBOOK is a treasure trove of wild, daft, strange, scary -- and hitherto obscure -- medical research. This is a snappy and amusing guide to over 250 fascinating conditions from the dark corners of medical journalism, compiled by THE TIMES' Health Features Writer.

The Hypochondriac s Handbook

Lucky for you and your loved ones, Ian Landau (who has no medical training but is a hell of a researcher) includes: Descriptions of each disease Background and history How to diagnose yourself and others Suggested treatments Prevention ...

Author: Ian Landau

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781626369511

Category: Humor

Page: 208

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Sure, everyone gets sick sometimes, but do you realize that plenty of those folks also die slow, unpleasant deaths from diseases that stumped even the experts at top-notch (still privately run) hospitals? That’s right: There are plenty of illnesses that even physicians have never heard about. Nodding Disease, Alice in Wonderland Syndrome, and Cutaneous Horn (yes, you grow a horn) are all featured here in pithy, energetic entries. You won’t have to worry about socialized medicine if you have this book—even if your doc could see you within a month, you might die due to his ignorance. Lucky for you and your loved ones, Ian Landau (who has no medical training but is a hell of a researcher) includes: Descriptions of each disease Background and history How to diagnose yourself and others Suggested treatments Prevention methods The book is not for the faint of heart, as it probably could cause cardiac arrest. (And you ain’t coming back from that without Ian’s help.)

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology

The results indicated that the transient hypochondriacal group evidenced significant decreases in hypochondriasis questionnaire scoresover a3week period, ...

Author: Henry E. Adams

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461530084

Category: Psychology

Page: 864

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The first edition of Comprehensive Handbook of Psychopathology was published in 1984, al most a decade ago. In the interim there has been an explosion of information in psychopathology. Proliferation of knowledge has included a widening base of research data and changing or new concepts and theories regarding classification, measurement methods, and etiology of abnormal behaviors and mental disorders. It has been an active and productive period for biological and behavioral scientists and clinicians, particularly in terms of changing notions of the complex interaction of environmental and biological factors in many disorders. For example, with the classic disorders-such as anxiety and dissociative disorders-our understanding, while far from perfect, has been greatly enhanced in recent years. Whereas there was almost a vacuum of empirical knowledge ten years ago about the personality disorders, concentrated efforts have been undertaken to investigate classification, comorbidities, and expression of the personality disorders, and variants in normal personality traits. In addition, scientific advances in the fields of behavioral medicine, health psychology, and neuropsychology have greatly contributed to our knowledge of psychopathology and the interplay of psychobiological factors. It is now commonly acknowledged that psychopathology is not limited to the traditional mental illness categories; it also plays a significant role in many physical illnesses, such as cancer and AIDS. With these developments, it became clear that the first edition of this handbook was outdated and that a revision was needed.

Handbook of Interpersonal Psychoanalysis

This is true for the hysteric, the obsessive, and the hypochondriac, which are for Sullivan three of the characteristic modes of protecting the person from ...

Author: Marylou Lionells

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317771531

Category: Psychology

Page: 928

View: 507


A decade in the making, the Handbook is the definitive contemporary exposition of interpersonal psychoanalysis. It provides an authoritative overview of development, psychopathology, and treatment as conceptualized from the interpersonal viewpoint.

Clinical Handbook of Chinese Medicine

Hepatitis 胁痛 Xié Tòng Definition: Hepatitis is characterized by pain in one or both sides of the hypochondria. It may be accompanied by some other ...

Author: Bob Xu

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814579889

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 212


This is a concise handbook providing a quick clinical reference on Chinese medicinal treatments for many diseases, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and practice. Organized by different clinical conditions and diseases, it provides clinicians and healthcare professionals with definitions and recommended treatment methods, especially herbal medicine formulae. In addition to being a comprehensive quick reference source, this handbook also conveys a generalized understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Contents:Overview:IntroductionChinese History vs. Chinese MedicineMisunderstandings of Chinese Medical HistoryObstacles in Chinese Medical HistoryMilestones in Chinese Medical HistoryPre-scientific, Qualitative, and Philosophical MedicineComplexity of Chinese MedicineMethodology of Chinese MedicineChinese Medicine vs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)Fundamental Characteristics of Chinese MedicineResearch and Regulation on Chinese MedicineNomenclature of Chinese MedicinePractice:General PrinciplesInternal MedicinePediatricsObstetrics and GynecologySurgeryAnorectal DiseasesAndriatricsDermatologyOphthalmologyOtologyRhinologyLaryngologyStomatologyPreventive Medicine Readership: All TCM clinicians, health professionals, and practitioners. Individuals in the following fields: medicine, psychology, psychopathology, life and health sciences, philosophy, humanities, sociology, education, and anthropology. Members of the laypublic. Keywords:Chinese Medicine (CM);Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM);Chinese Herbal Medicine;Herbal Formulation

The New handbook of dosimetric therapeutics

Hypochondriasis .-- This affection may be placed at the head of the various forms of insanity , because it is often but a step to mental alienation .

Author: Adolphe Burggraeve


ISBN: STANFORD:24501740519


Page: 204

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Dryden s Handbook of Individual Therapy

Salkovskis and Warwick (1986) adapted this model for hypochondriasis: the hypochondriac misinterprets innocuous bodily sensations such as headache, twinges, ...

Author: Windy Dryden

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446227084

Category: Psychology

Page: 584

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Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to ________________________________________ [This is] a book which accepts and even celebrates the diversity of ideas in the field. It stimulates interest and informs. It stirs up debates, and leaves the reader to continue to think about them an important book, not to be missed by any serious counselling student or practitioner' -"British Journal of Guidance and Counselling "Praise for the Fourth Edition [This] is a well-written, comprehensive core textbook that can be recommended not only to counselling psychology and psychotherapy trainees, to guide them through their training, but also to practising professionals to act as a reference textbook to draw upon when needed' - "Stefania Grbcic, Counselling Psychology Review "'Covering history, theory, primary client set and strengths and weaknesses for each of thirteen different approaches, the book makes an excellent starting point for exploring different schools of thought in more detail' - " " This is a very well structured text with thorough coverage and interesting material. The text links theory to practice and offers invaluable knowledge to all professionals and students of various schools of psychotherapy' -" lecturer " A valuable resource for students' - "lecturer " At last! An informative text with some depth. Easily accessible. Extremely useful' -" lecturer " Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy is now a classic text for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy. This newly updated fifth edition presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including three new chapters on narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and integrative and eclectic approaches. Written by experts in their own therapeutic fields, the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail and provides case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice. Each form of therapy is described in terms of: - its historical context - the main theoretical assumptions - the mode of practice - which clients will benefit most - the general strengths and limitations of the approach Further chapters place counselling and psychotherapy in their social context, explore training and supervision and relate research to individual therapy practice. Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy, Fifth Edition is designed for those in training in counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology and other helping professions such as nursing, social work and education. It will be invaluable for novice therapists looking for an overall picture of individual therapy practice, as well as for experienced therapists interested in learning about alternative approaches. Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the programme co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

The Traditional Healer s Handbook

16.25 Hernia of the Abdomen Hypochondria ( and Hernia of the Groin ) It sometimes occurs that the peritoneum tissue is torn close to the area of the navel ...

Author: Ghulam Moinuddin Chishti

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892814381

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 385

View: 738


This comprehensive guide to healing synthesizes the principles and practices of Hippocratic, Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Persian medicine, and includes the first English translation of one of the handbooks of Avicenna, whose writings have been classics in herbal and dietetic medicine for more than 1,000 years. Based on the philosophy that "food is the best medicine," Avicenna's canon provides simple and effective diagnostic techniques and therapies for maintaining health and strengthening the immune system. Includes a botanical guide for the 100 most-used healing herbs and recommended treatments for 400 conditions, including diet and nutrition, herbology, and aromatherapy.

Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine

In the twenty-first century, there is a minor industry in hypochondria humor, featuring books like Wendy Marston's Hypochondriac's Handbook, which will tell ...

Author: Judy Z. Segal

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809386260

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Assessing rhetorical principles of contemporary health issues Hypochondriacs are vulnerable to media hype, anorexics are susceptible to public scrutiny, and migraine sufferers are tainted with the history of the “migraine personality,” maintains rhetorical theorist Judy Z. Segal. All are influenced by the power of persuasion. Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine explores persistent health conditions that resist conventional medical solutions. Using a range of rhetorical principles, Segal analyzes how patients and their illnesses are formed within the physician/patient relationship. The intractable problem of a patient’s rejection of a doctor’s advice, says Segal, can be considered a rhetorical failure—a failure of persuasion. Examining the discourse of medicine through case studies, applications, and analyses, Segal illustrates how illnesses are described in ways that limit patients’ choices and satisfaction. She also illuminates psychiatric conditions, infectious diseases, genetic testing, and cosmetic surgeries through the lens of rhetorical theory. Health and the Rhetoric of Medicine bridges critical analysis for scholarly, professional, and lay audiences. Segal highlights the persuasive element in diagnosis, health policy, illness experience, and illness narratives. She also addresses questions of direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription drugs, the role of health information in creating the “worried well” and problems of trust and expertise in physician/patient relationships. A useful resource for critical common sense in everyday life, the text provides an effective examination of a society increasingly influenced by the rhetoric of health and medicine.

Handbook Of Traditional Chinese Medicine In 3 Volumes

(3) Palpation of the chest and hypochondriac region. The Liver Meridian runs through the hypochondriac region. It can detect pathological changes of the ...

Author: Xutian Stevenson

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814571340

Category: Medical

Page: 1492

View: 204


For over two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has made many significant contributions to China's growth and prosperity. This textbook, based on the unique characteristics of TCM, discusses its principle theories and presents a comprehensive daily practice guide for health maintenance and disease treatment. The book provides clinical practitioners with a fundamental understanding of the essence of TCM.We highly recommend this book for students interested in TCM, Chinese medicine doctors and other healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, and interested individuals. Readers will benefit from the inspirational viewpoints discussed in the book.

Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry E Book

Care of the hypochondriac begins with a comprehensive differential diagnosis and becomes longitudinal; the persistence of vague complaints helps to rule out ...

Author: Theodore A. Stern

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455711314

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 256


Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of General Hospital Psychiatry, by Theodore A. Stern, Gregory L. Fricchione, Ned H. Cassem, Michael Jellinek, and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum, is your ideal source of guidance on consultation-liaison psychiatry! Experts from the Massachusetts General Hospital—widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions—provide practical advice on the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric issues experienced by in-hospital, medically ill adults and children. This compact resource reads like a handbook, but delivers all the details you’d expect from a textbook. Understand and manage the psychological impact of chronic medical problems, life-threatening diseases, disfigurement, and more. Effectively manage difficult patients, including those with hypochondriacal and conversion disorders. Find information quickly thanks to an improved chapter organization, and get just the answers you need with concise yet complete coverage appropriate for psychiatrists and generalists alike. Implement the most current, effective pharmaceutical therapies as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches.

Health Hedonism and Hypochondria

... was a hypochondriac's handbook, mixing social snobbishness with medical mumbo-jumbo and arguing that it was only the elite who were 'privileged' to ...

Author: Ian Bradley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755626663

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 119


From Romans to royalty and hypochondriacs to holiday-makers, natural water spas have been a common feature in society since the first century. Even today, we periodically abandon the cities to 'take the waters'. In their heyday, Europe's spas were the main meeting places for aristocracy, politicians and cultural elites. They were the centres of political and diplomatic intrigue, and were fertile sources of artistic, literary and musical inspiration. The spas epitomised style and were renowned for their cosmopolitan atmosphere in a glittering whirl of balls, gambling and affairs, as much as for their healing waters. Health, Hedonism & Hypochondria reveals the hidden histories of traditional spas of Europe, including such well-known resorts as the original Spa in Belgium; Bath, Buxton & Harrogate in Britain; Baden-Baden & Bad Ems in Germany; Vichy & Aix-les-Bains in France; Bad Ragaz in Switzerland; Bad Ischl & Baden bei Wien in Austria and Karlovy Vary & Mariánské Lázne? in the Czech Republic. At once luxurious sanctuaries of relaxation and resorts of the upper classes, they were also the haunts of melancholics, scoundrels and those seeking escape and excitement.

The Clinician s Handbook

In one sense , hypochondriacs do not fear being sick ; they are certain they already are . Hypochondriasis is as relatively common pattern from adolescence ...

Author: Robert G. Meyer

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: UOM:39015054439792

Category: Mental illness

Page: 518

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"Practical help for diagnosing and treating virtually all emotional disorders affecting late adolescents and adults is now available in this one comprehensive, up-to-date source. The Clinician's Handbook is the only resource of its kind to link diagnostic concepts and observations with specific assessment and test data and to integrate it all with recommended intervention procedures." "Especially valuable for practitioners who deal with a broad variety of emotional disorders - from substance use disorders, schizophrenic and paranoid disorders, and sexual disorders, to aggression potential, rape, child abuse, and malingering and the factitious disorders - the handbook helps make diagnosis quicker and more accurate, while providing instant access to today's most successful treatment procedures." "And the handbook meets the need for a single correlation of all major tests. It provides updated correlates for the MMPI-2, IPAT's Cattell Sixteen Personality Factor Questions (16PF) Test, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised, the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, the Rorschach Ink Blot Technique, and the Thematic Apperception Tests and drawing tests...all in one place." "There's also a thorough chapter on professional practice in the office and courtroom that users have called "the best available anywhere," plus comprehensive treatment of the assessment of various types of dangerous clients and the related concept of malingering and detection of deception, a full chapter devoted to psychopharmacology, and an Appendix on relevant legal cases."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The McArdle Disease Handbook

... the symptoms are real, and dismisses them as a hypochondriac or malingerer. ... and current treatments (these are subjects covered in this Handbook).

Author: Kathryn Elizabeth Birch, Ph.D.

Publisher: AGSD-UK

ISBN: 9780956965813

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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This handbook explains, in layman's terms, the cause, method of inheritance, history and current and future treatments of McArdle Disease (also known as Glycogen Storage Disease Type V). The handbook puts into plain English the published information relating to the scientific and medical research into McArdle Disease.