Where We Live: Scared Sick
The struggles for those suffering and the costs for everyone.
All the news about health and medicine we’re exposed to might lead some to healthier lifestyles...but to some people, all this information can cause a problem.
For hypochondriacs, a little knowledge about health and medicine can lead to a fear of everything that can possibly go wrong with their bodies.
Today, a documentary by health reporter Karen Brown called “Living with Hypochondria: The Real Costs of Imagined Illness.”
It looks at people who struggle with this disorder - and the impact on the health care system, already stretched thin - of individuals who demand expensive tests to diagnose disease that’s a part of their imaginations.