Self-diagnosis: Boon or Bane? Know about Cyberchondria
Do you have the habit of emerging too deep into the internet for health solutions? Do you often surf the internet and convince yourself that a simple condition like a rash is skin cancer? Well, you might be suffering from cyberchondria.
What is cyberchondria?
Cyberchondria is the phenomenon wherein an individual assumes to have severe health conditions after self-diagnosing common symptoms on the internet. It is a growing concern as it often leads to unnecessary medical anxiety and panic.
Are you a cyberchondriac?
You may have cyberchondria if:
Risks of cyberchondria
Cyberchondria entails the following risks:
Misdiagnosis or over diagnosis
Chances of missed diagnosis:
Potential risk of self-medication:
Possibility of unnecessary panic:
Negative impact on doctor-patient relationship:
The human body is very complex and dynamic. Genetics and physiology of every individual differ, and so does their response to a disease. We urge you to consult a specialist instead of looking for a solution online.
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