Do you think they act the way they do because they have attention issues? Why or why not?
I have a friend who's a hypochondriac. When she's not thinking about herself, she's actually a really nice person. Some (a lot) of the illnesses she claims to have she uses as a way to put on a show. She's one of those people who thinks the attention should always be on her. I think this is because of how she was raised. Her parents were stern with her, yet gave her everything she ever asked for.
My mother once accused me of being a hypochondriac when I was a child. I didn't know the meaning of the word and was offended when I learned the definition. When she called me that, I was not pretending to be afraid of everything; I was genuinely concerned. I don't remember what we were doing, but I remember my feelings.
I think this would go in Health.
Answer by SweetLuci at 10:35 AM on Nov. 6, 2010
Answer by mz_erica03 at 1:45 PM on Nov. 1, 2010
Are you sure your friend is a hypochondriac? I recently learned a NAME for what has been happening to me and I think some people in my life thought maybe I was a hypochondriac but that is not the case I just complained a lot because it hurt so @#*$ much. I now know that I have chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and it SUCKS. It really hurt me a lot when people didn't take me seriously. I didn't want attention I just wanted someone to help me and believe me.
Answer by beeluvin at 12:03 PM on Nov. 7, 2010