You may be reading this post because you are curious about that term – “cyberchondria.”
It’s not hard to figure out what it means. It means hypochondriac-ism as a result of doing online searches. More precisely, the act of diagnosing ourselves by using the web, then upsetting ourselves through our findings. It’s when we decide a headache is really brain cancer, or low blood sugar is translated as Parkinsons, or forgetfulness becomes Alzheimers.
The word “cyberchondria” has been around for 20 years ...Continue Reading →