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Becky Milligan explores why people suffer from hypochondria and why they attract so little sympathy.

Why do people suffer from hypochondria, the fear of having a serious, undiagnosed illness? It can be an intensely distressing and disabling condition, with some sufferers even ending up in wheelchairs. So why do hypochondriacs attract so little sympathy?
Presenter: Becky Milligan
Producer: Ben Crighton.

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12 minutes

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Wed 19 Jul 2017 12:04