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    especially the healthcare people here, before referring people to a psychologist or psychiatrist when symptoms are unclear. Both Darwin and Gershwin are still cited as examples of hypochondriacs, when in truth both had physical disease. Mental health counsleing is very helpful, and it is helpful for people with health anxiety as well, but if a person is complaining and doesn't seem to fit a history of health anxiety, please don't pack them off to the shrinks. By the way, even a a person with health anxiety can develop a rare disease; I did.

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