Back in the day a hypochondriac was a person who was abnormally anxious about their health, perhaps continuously seeing doctors convinced they were ill. With the digital revolution we have the phenomenon of "cyberchondriacs". Cyberchondriacs are people that are anxious about their health and go online to research their symptoms, only to come to become convinced that they have something much worse and rare than what they actually have. Cyberchondria is an increasing concern among healthcare providers as patients now have the ability to easily research symptoms of rare diseases, illnesses and conditions online.
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Yahoo brings us 15 signs that you may be a cyberchondriac