Holly baxter: who hasn't tried to self-diagnose via the internet's that's hypochondria for the digital age, fyi, and according to a study in the.
I kept looking up the symptoms on the internet and going back to my gp this health anxiety (the modern term for hypochondria) is fuelled by. When hypochondriacs flock online, a community of the truly sick helps for most of the eight out of 10 americans who use the internet to help.
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