Illness anxiety (formerly known as hypochondriasis and health anxiety) is a preoccupation with having or getting a serious disorder despite having no symptoms or only benign symptoms.
School is out for the year and children everywhere have taken a collective sigh of relief. Admittedly, even teachers and principals. But like winter in Canada, school is just around the corner; possibly the most wonderful time of year for parents and the most dreaded for students. However, for some students, getting up and going to school may be harder than most.