Cyberchondria is a Real Thing. See a Doctor Not Named Google

ROFL 14-06-2016

Have you ever heard of cyberchondria The Dangers Of Searching For Medical Information Online Searching for and relying on online medical information to diagnose/treat yourself, someone you know, or even a pet, can prove costlier than you think. Here's why... Read More ? No? You’ve heard of hypochondria, though. Well, cyberchondria is just like that, except it comes from people turning the absolute worst doctor to diagnose their issues. I’m talking Dr. Google (which will ultimate lead to you one of the popular sites for self-diagnosi 10 Nutritional & Health Websites For Kids To Help Improve Their Health Read More s).

While having tons of health information available online is a good thing, it leads to some problems. As it turns out, symptoms of relatively minor conditions overlap with terminal many terminal illnesses. Have a headache? Don’t look up reasons for a headache on Google, or you’ll give yourself a case of cyberchondria and convince yourself that it’s a brain tumor.

In the end, the best thing to do is see a doctor. When something is wrong, the doctor is always your best bet!

Via MastersInPsychologyGuide

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  1. Anonymous
    June 14, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Dave, I rarely say anything about grammar because I think I'm intelligent enough to parse through minor discrepancies and I know that mistakes are easily overlooked, but you really need to read back over the introductory paragraphs. There's an instance of a missing word, a redundant word, and maybe something else that isn't worth bringing up lol.

    Just trying to save you from the grammar trolls in as benign a way as I can. :)