Cyberchondria — yep I've got that!
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|Mon, 10-14-2013 - 4:06pm|
"For people who don't like uncertainty, searching for medical information online could set them on a downward spiral. As they pore through websites looking for answers —and along the way, finding out all the possible ways things could go wrong in the body —they become increasingly more anxious, according to a new study.
Many people search the Internet for medical information. But for some people, such searching is linked with increased anxiety, a phenomenon researchers call cyberchondria, the online version of hypochondria."
Oh I so have this! Anyone else here do this? I can worry myself into a stupor by "researching" medical issues on Google. ;)