If You Spend Too Much Time Searching for Symptoms Online, You Might Be a Cyberchondriac (and That’s Not Good)

If someone feels pain or discomfort in any part of their body, they usually check their symptoms online to get an idea of what the cause could be. Sometimes this helps clear up their doubts quickly and the majority of people know that even if what they read online is published by specialists, it shouldn’t be taken as a personalized medical diagnosis. In the case of “cyberchondria,” however, people believe that this search is enough and so they start the habit of googling any possible “symptom” on the web to basically diagnose themselves.