worried well


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worried well

n
(Medicine) the worried well informal the people who do not need medical treatment, but who visit the doctor to be reassured, or with emotional problems
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In a recent overview, Cummings has concluded: "The evidence thus far suggests that psychological services can reduce the inappropriate utilization of expensive medical care among the "worried well" and improve medical management and behavioral outcomes among the chronically ill."[13]