People around the world have these diseases and
syndromes, although they are extremely r
are. In the Hypochondriac’s Handbook, out today, author Ian Landau describes conditions from Cotard’s syndrome (believing you’re dead or missing organs) to electric human syndrome (constantly shocking other people or metal objects). There may be no cure for alien hand syndrome (losing control of your hand), but Landau explains what to do if a 3-foot-long guinea worm grows in your foot.