Got a weird rash on your arm? You might turn to Google to figure out what’s wrong — but a new study suggests people who are afraid of the unknown should probably stay offline. Researchers from Baylor University found that people who dislike uncertainty have worse “cyberchondria” — that is, online hypochondria — than those who are less concerned about the future.
- Is Cyberchondria Making You Sick? Online Symptom Checkers May Result In Misdiagnosis, Needless Stress (medicaldaily.com)
- The dangers of ‘cyberchondria’ (independent.ie)
- Is the internet making you (think you’re) ill? You’re a cyberchondriac | Holly Baxter (theguardian.com)