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  • CONCLUSION: These findings suggest that a subgroup of patients with hypochondriasis may be particularly responsive to serotonin reuptake blockers [6].
  • In 25 Jewish and 26 non-Jewish depressives resident in Hackney, the PSE revealed that 'hypochondriasis' and 'tension' were more common in the Jewish group, and special features of depression, containing symptoms connected with guilt, was less common [7].
  • CONCLUSION: Even though the ICD-10-defined hypochondriasis is rare, a form consisting of the triad of disease conviction, associated distress and medical help-seeking is present in primary-care settings in different cultures [8].
  • Panic disorder was frequently preceded by (and associated with) generalized anxiety, phobic avoidance and hypochondriasis [9].
  • The group with RA was found to be significantly different from the normal group on hypochondriasis and pain tolerance [10].

Chemical compound and disease context of Hypochondriasis

  • The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the use of nefazodone in the treatment of hypochondriasis in an open-label trial [11].
  • An open study of paroxetine in hypochondriasis [12].
  • An open trial of fluvoxamine for hypochondriasis [13].
  • The following data were collected: salivary cortisol at three time points (morning, afternoon, evening), nighttime urinary cortisol, serum cortisol after the dexamethasone suppression test (DST), and psychological variables such as depression, anxiety, somatization, and hypochondriasis [14].
  • METHOD: In January 1995, 166 first-year students at the University of Illinois College of Medicine were shown a videotape of six patients vignettes illustrating three types of patient behaviors (anger, seduction, and hypochondriasis) by pairs of men and women [15].

Gene context of Hypochondriasis


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  7. Symptoms and social adjustment in Jewish depressives. Ball, R.A., Clare, A.W. The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science. (1990) [Pubmed]
  8. The syndrome of hypochondriasis: a cross-national study in primary care. Gureje, O., Ustün, T.B., Simon, G.E. Psychological medicine. (1997) [Pubmed]
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  10. Pain perception and personality measures as discriminators in the classification of fibrositis. Scudds, R.A., Rollman, G.B., Harth, M., McCain, G.A. J. Rheumatol. (1987) [Pubmed]
  11. An open-label clinical trial of nefazodone in hypochondriasis. Kjernisted, K.D., Enns, M.W., Lander, M. Psychosomatics. (2002) [Pubmed]
  12. An open study of paroxetine in hypochondriasis. Oosterbaan, D.B., van Balkom, A.J., van Boeijen, C.A., de Meij, T.G., van Dyck, R. Prog. Neuropsychopharmacol. Biol. Psychiatry (2001) [Pubmed]
  13. An open trial of fluvoxamine for hypochondriasis. Fallon, B.A., Qureshi, A.I., Schneier, F.R., Sanchez-Lacay, A., Vermes, D., Feinstein, R., Connelly, J., Liebowitz, M.R. Psychosomatics. (2003) [Pubmed]
  14. Cortisol and somatization. Rief, W., Auer, C. Biological psychology. (2000) [Pubmed]
  15. The ability of first-year medical students to correctly identify and directly respond to patients' observed behaviors. Doblin, B.H., Klamen, D.L. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. (1997) [Pubmed]
  16. Dr. William Cullen and Mr. Adam Smith: a case of hypochondriasis? Barfoot, M. Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. (1991) [Pubmed]
  17. Hypochondriacal concerns in panic disorder and major depressive disorder: a comparison. Noyes, R., Woodman, C.L., Bodkin, J.A., Yagla, S.J. International journal of psychiatry in medicine. (2004) [Pubmed]
  18. Cancer awareness and self-examination practices in young men and women. Katz, R.C., Meyers, K., Walls, J. Journal of behavioral medicine. (1995) [Pubmed]
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