“abnormal anxiety over one’s health, often with imaginary illnesses and severe melancholy.”
“A psychiatric disorder characterized by the conviction that one is ill or soon to become ill, often accompanied by physical symptoms, when illness is neither present nor likely.”
How about a quote?
“The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in someone else’s.”
Can you use it in a sentence?
As I sit here suffering from the H1N1 flu and surrounded by used tissues watching daytime television I truly understand the beginning pangs of hypochondria.