Mental Baggage Claim
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John W. Wilson 1949-2009 - Forgot to ask his doctor everything he wanted to ask him.
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"How's the self-diagnosis coming?"
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"We're running a little behind, so I'd like each of you to ask yourself, 'Am I really that sick, or would I just be wasting the doctor' valuable time?'"
"There is no cure, Mrs. Handler. That's because there's nothing wrong with you."
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"I'm warning you, I have a cold!"
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"Yep - peanut-free, Ebola-free, gluten-free. That'll be $74."
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"Trust me: It's benign."
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New Dread: the magazine of undiscovered fears
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"But if you cure my hypochondria I won't have any hobbies."
"You know, Burkhart, if you're so damn afraid of the flu maybe you should just stay home."
The Hypochondria Times.
Greetings from Hypochondria House
"Are you sure you're not confusing manic-depressive with awake-asleep?"
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"Your doctor says it's all in your mind and that you're a hypochondriac? It's a good thing we caught this when we did."
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"Well, Phil, after years of vague complaints and imaginary ailments, we finally have something to work with."
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"Thank You For Not Mentioning Dr. Oz."
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"Your's may be a case of hypochondria so I'm going to refer you to an imaginary colleague."
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"It's an awl in your head."
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"Of course, this could also be confirmation bias from me wanting you to get sick."
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"Perhaps you'd care for a home medical encyclopedia that is a little less specific, sir."
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"I've written my diagnosis on this piece of paper. I'm going to slide it over to you, and I want you to tell me if you're interested."
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"O.K. Which one of you worried well is the most worried?"
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