Don’t Ask Dr. Google – He’s Not a Doctor!
More and more people are visiting Dr Google for medical information rather than a real doctor. And increasingly more people suffer from health anxiety soon after Googling their symptoms. Trusting incorrect medical info on the internet can make you become a cyberchondriac. Derived from the term hypochondria, cyberchondria characterizes individuals who rely solely on the web for self-diagnosis, constantly worrying that something is not right with their body. Before you search another medical term or disease, read the graphic below. Also see How Do Search Engines Work.