Are You a Cyberchondriac?

2. Searching Increases Worry

As mentioned, cyberchondriacs are fuelled not reassured by the health information they read online. For instance, as a cyberchondriac reads up on one or a few vague symptoms, their anxiety level, heart rate, and breathing gradually increase creating a whole new group of symptoms that are only amplified further by the obsessive searching and mounting anxiety.


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