August 9, 2002
I don’t know which is more acute: my sicknesses (mental & physical) or my hypochondria. I have obsessive-compulsive disorder. All the signs are there: the fixation on routines and the inability to shake these routines. I’m mildly diabetic: the post-meal tiredness, the thirst, the sugar-induced strange behavior. Yet I’ve never been clinically diagnosed to have these diseases. And hypochondria? The signs are there, too. Example? I heard about Asperger’s Syndrome yesterday (a mild form of autism), and for a minute, I worked through the symptoms to see how many I possessed. Question: is self-diagnosis of hypochondria another symptom of hypochondria?