Ever heard of a ‘cyberchondriac’? It’s a term coined for those hypochondriacs who search online for information about their supposed medical woes.Hypochondriacs, as we all know, are over-obsessed with their health and keep on worrying that they are susceptible to a variety of common as well as deadly diseases.
|Am I a hypochondriac?|
You are a pretty serious hypochondriac, and you probably don't know it.
A lot of those aches and pains you are feeling are all in your head!
Even a mild cough, a pain in the arm, a headache - just about any minor symptom is enough to drive them crazy. Even after the doctor’s reassurances about their well-being, they are not convinced and continue to lose sleep over their health. Are you a hypochondriac? Then take this test to find out. If you are one, then this is the site for you.
The new-found interest of hypochondriacs these days is to surf the internet for all kinds of medical information and their numbers are increasing. Just read this:
The number of so-called cyberchondriacs seeking health information on the Web has soared to about 160 million in 2006 — a 37% rise over two years, according a new poll. "Cyberchondriacs now represent 84% of all online adults, up from last year's 80%, and 72% in 2005," Harris Interactive, the market research firm that conducted the poll, said.
The nationwide telephone poll of 1,010 adults conducted earlier this month showed cyberchondriacs on average search the Internet almost six times per month and the majority find what they are looking for. Cyberchondriacs are not only using the Internet to educate themselves, many are also using it to assist in their conversation with their physicians.
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