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What does Chondriac mean in anatomy?

What does Chondriac mean in anatomy?

(Greek: groat, grain, any small rounded mass; cartilage, gristle, granule, or a relationship to cartilage)

What is a Chondriac?

I’m sure you know that a hypochondriac is someone who imagines they have a multitude of medical problems when in fact they are perfectly healthy. The chondira part of hypochondria means “cartilage.” So hypochondria really meant the soft tissues and organs that lay beneath your ribs and sternum.

What does hypochondria mean in Latin?

Hypochondria in Late Latin meant “the abdomen”. The term hypochondriasis for a state of disease without real cause reflected the ancient belief that the viscera of the hypochondria were the seat of melancholy and sources of the vapor that caused morbid feelings.

How did hypochondriac get its name?

Hypochondriac comes ultimately from the Greek word hypokhondria, which literally means “under the cartilage (of the breastbone).” In the late 16th century, when hypochondriac first entered the English language, it referred to the upper abdomen.

What should you not say to a hypochondriac?

What should you not say to someone with anxiety?

  • “Stop worrying about it”
  • “You’re an anxious person”
  • “Why would you be anxious about that?”
  • “Just don’t think about it”

How do I stop being a hypochondriac?

Hypochondriac Treatment

  1. Learning stress management and relaxation techniques.
  2. Avoiding online searches for the possible meanings behind your symptoms.
  3. Focusing on outside activities such as a hobby you enjoy or volunteer work you feel passionate about.
  4. Avoiding alcohol and recreational drugs, which can increase anxiety.

How do you calm a hypochondriac?

Can hypochondria be cured?

Curing hypochondria, or the obsessive search for cures, does not happen instantly. It takes time, effort, and commitment to changing one’s life for the better. However, with therapy, medication if necessary, and positive lifestyle changes, you can train your mind to use its curative powers for good rather than ill.

What triggers hypochondria?

Trauma or abuse Experiencing physical or emotional trauma can lead to hypochondria. This can include previous health trauma caused by the person having a serious illness, or by observing someone else experience a serious illness. People who experience extreme stress which they cannot relieve are also vulnerable.

What is the best treatment for hypochondria?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and the antidepressant drug fluoxetine (FLX) have both been shown to be effective treatments for hypochondriasis.