Hypochondriasis and related health attitudes.

@article{Barsky1989HypochondriasisAR,
  title={Hypochondriasis and related health attitudes.},
  author={Arthur J. Barsky and Grace Wyshak},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={1989},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={412-20}
}
Since hypochondriasis can be thought of as a complex of health attitudes, bodily concerns, and beliefs about disease, it is logical to ask what other attitudes, values, and beliefs might be related to it. By means of self-report questionnaires, the authors studied hypochondriasis, the tendency to amplify somatic sensations, and a series of health-related attitudes and concerns in a random sample of 177 outpatients at a general medicine clinic. Hypochondriasis was positively related to… CONTINUE READING