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After Unplanned Hospital Visit, Another Unpleasant Surprise

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It also contains 90 milligrams of cholesterol (30% recommended intake); 250 milligrams of sodium (10%); 65 grams of carbohydrates (22%); 3 grams of sugar and 6 grams of protein.

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Brian was a dedicated hypochondriac. One day he bumped into his doctor at the grocery store. The physician asked him he was doing.

"Doc, I've been meaning to tell you," he said. "Remember those voices I kept hearing in my head? I haven't heard them in over a week!"

"That's great," the doctor replied. "I'm so happy for you!"

But Brian looked skeptical and said: "There's nothing wonderful about it. I'm afraid my hearing is starting to go."


Hypochondriac's Guide

The Truman Show delusion, or Truman syndrome, was coined by a psychiatrist and neurophilosopher after the 1998 movie "The Truman Show," starring Jim Carrey. It describes people who believe their lives are staged reality shows or that they are being watched by unseen cameras. The condition is not an officially recognized disorder.


"I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing." -- Marsha Doble


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