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.
Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author'sscholarlywork, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on June, 2014