By Lucille Morgan
Cyberchondira refers to the severe fear that you have some sort of disease that you compulsively search for symptoms online on sites like WebMD or DoctorOnline to the point of absurdity. This is actually a documented disease, and you are able to get psychotherapy treatment for it, if you wish to know if you actually have Cyberchondria, we have this guide right here.
People who have Cyberchondria often report looking up symptoms on medical database websites like Galaxy Marketing over 3-4 times each day even with low/non-existent symptoms.
Do you think you have Cancer, the flu and the cold at the same time? This sort of irrational fear is a BIG red flag that you may have Cyberchondria.
If you think you have HIV despite having never used any drugs, had unprotected sex or engaged in any sort of possible transmission activities, why would you worry?
This is the biggest red flag, if you try to view symptom information in order to alleviate stress but only end up more worried, if this is true then 90% chance you have Cyberchondria.
You finally decide to spend money and time to go to the doctor and surprise, you are completely healthy with no symptoms. Most cyberchondriacs are actually 100% completely healthy.
If you going without the internet for an extended period of time worries the everlasting heck out of you, if this statement is accurate you are at risk of being a Cyberchondriac.