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Obsessive Searching for Health Information: Cyberchondria

Posted by danasparks, May 27, 2014

Just about everyone searches the Internet now and then for health information. But for some that searching becomes an obsession. They spend hours looking at causes for symptoms and worrying until they’re convinced they have a deadly disease. It’s called cyberchondria. Psychiatrists at Mayo Clinic see people who struggle with it and they have advice on how to manage it.  [TRT 2:35]

Journalists: The video package and extra b-roll are available in the downloads. The video package script, including intro and anchor tags, is available here.


Tags: cyberchondria, health information, HL, Internet medicine, medical information, obsessive behavior, online health information, Pkg, symptoms


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