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Hypochondria Treatment Shows Promise

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Hypochondria Treatment Shows Promise

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Hypochondria Treatment Shows Promise

Hypochondria Treatment Shows Promise

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People suffering from the mental disorder hypochondria are convinced that they have an undiagnosed, serious illness. Hypochondria has historically been difficult to treat, but a study in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests cognitive behavior therapy could lead to recovery for some patients. NPR's Michelle Trudeau reports.