worried well

Users of medical or psychiatric services who are not suffering from any diagnosable disease.

"In cities with a high and more visible number of men becoming sick and dying from AIDS, the worried well report panic attacks, somatic preoccupations, and difficulty functioning on the job because of obsessional worrying about the syndrome."

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  • well-meaning — adjective 1. not unfriendly or threatening (Freq. 1) her well meaning words were received in silence the exasperation of a...well meaning cow worried by dogs • Syn: ↑unthreatening • Similar to: ↑amicable 2. marked by go …   Useful english dictionary

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