by Paul Miller
The New Yorker (via aldaily.com) has a story about the rising costs of hypochondria on the health system.
"Studies show that at least a quarter of all patients report symptoms that appear to have no physical basis, and that one in ten continues to believe that he has a terminal disease even after the doctor has found him to be healthy. Experts say that between three and six per cent of patients seen by primary-care physicians suffer from hypochondria, the irrational fear of illness." Read more...</>