West Columbia, SC
A 21-year-old female asked:
Why do i read symptoms of scary diseases/cancers and then can "create" the notion that i have them in my head? it's like i can't control it.
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
See your doctor: It is not usual for a curios mind to think about having a serious illness after reading about the symptoms.However if you concerns become excessive or starts affect your daily activities you must consult your physician.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Just wait!: It gets worse! when i was taking psych classes, i thought i had all of those problems. When i was on my internal medicine rotation, i thought i had all kinds of diseases. It is all a matter of what you are exposed to, learn, relate to, assimilate, and try to fit into your current experience. We all do it as a natural process. Read it, understand it, and move on knowing that you most likely are ok.
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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