Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness

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Our health is all over the news these days: whether it’s the contentious debate on american health reform,

Sheila Murphy

Sheila Murphy

the latest study on cell phones and cancer, or advances in genetic testing that can pinpoint who’s at risk for which disease.

This focus on health care motivates some people to eat right, exercise, and stay in good medical shape. But others grow to fear everything that could possibly go wrong with their body. And in some cases, they imagine that it already has.

Dr. Daniel Levy

Dr. Daniel Levy

In the next half hour, an in depth look at “Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness” — a radio documentary, written and produced by Karen Brown.

First aired on New England Public Radio/WFCR on July 1, 2011.

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