It is a situation of extreme worry towards one¬ís health causing distress and anxiety resulting in appearance of symptoms and frequent complaining to doctors. The symptoms experienced by patient are exaggerated and worry about the simple pain in spite of the reassurance of doctor. There might be several reasons for it like unhealthy close relative, general worrying mentality or stress in the daily life. This might be called as health anxiety and leads to complications like depression and anxiety. There are several antidepressant medications for treating Hypochondriasis and even psychological therapy like CBT is advised.
Peer review refers to the work done during the screening of submitted manuscripts and funding applications. This process encourages authors to meet the accepted standards of their discipline and reduces the dissemination of irrelevant findings, unwarranted claims, unacceptable interpretations, and personal views. Publications that have not undergone peer review are likely to be regarded with suspicion by academic scholars and professionals.
Last date updated on June, 2014