Hypochondria: Woeful Imaginings
by Susan Baur
Publisher: University of California Press 1989
Number of pages: 260
An ailment that has long challenged the medical profession, hypochondria is essentially a transmutation of emotional or psychological problems into physical disabilities deemed socially acceptable. Baur examines this wide-spread malady through the prism of multiple disciplines: anthropology, sociology, psychology, and medicine, demonstrating that both symptoms and treatment express cultural and social biases.
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This work covers the techniques commonly referred to as hypnosis. It will also offer support material, or reference it, such as methods to induce, or reinforce specific mental states and any attitudes and beliefs that impact the phenomena.
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