Ewald W. Busse

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hypochondriasis in the elderly is a common but often frustrating problem. The certainty of the diagnosis is complicated by the existence of physical disabilities that accompany the aging process. An increase in social stress and loss of sources of self-esteem are also influential factors. Approximately one-third of elderly hypochondriacs undergo a(More)
  • E W Busse
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 1976
Hypochondriasis in the elderly is often a preventable or reversible syndrome. It can become chronic if the patient finds no relief from social stress or becomes dependent upon medical services as a source of support. When this is recognized, psychotherapeutic intervention is necessary. Although no socioeconomic group is exempt, hypochondriasis in the(More)