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why are so many of my tech friends obsessed with measuring everything they do and wearing the latest devices? are they hypochondriacs?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Do you mean OCD: Unless your friends behavior strongly affects thier lives so as to be disruptive, then you really can't call it an illness. People who gravitate toward technology tend to be more detail oriented than others, which is a good thing because tech requires precision. Remember the carpenter addage...Measure twice, cut once. A little obsessiveness in tech can be good.
Dr. James Eyerman
Psychiatry 47 years experience
It is probably a HiTech fashion trend, times will change, so will they.
Apr 4, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Your friends may: be striving for improved health - that does not make them hypochondriacs.

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