Obsessive Searching for Health Information: Cyberchondria

Rochester, Minnesota - 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. Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY2i5eGF7Q0

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