Fake Sickness, Real Consequences
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Hypochondria is undeniably ripe for ridicule, sometimes even by those who suffer from it themselves:
But neurotic Jews aren’t the only ones afflicted with this debilitating disorder, and it puts severe strain on individuals, families, and on our health care system. On Monday’s episode of Vox Tablet, we bring you a radio documentary called “Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness,” an in-depth look at the disorder which, while not explicitly about Jews, unshockingly includes its fair share of them.