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Do all these health websites make people hypochondriacs?
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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Before the internet, people with hypochondirasis were reading books, it is not that these sites create hypochondriacs, it is that someone with this illness has greater access to medical information than ever before.
In the past a magazine would suffice.

In brief: No
Before the internet, people with hypochondirasis were reading books, it is not that these sites create hypochondriacs, it is that someone with this illness has greater access to medical information than ever before.
In the past a magazine would suffice.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Can b a problem
It's like reading the side effects of meds & then getting them--lots of helpful information out there but for suggestible individuals can cause problems.

In brief: Can b a problem
It's like reading the side effects of meds & then getting them--lots of helpful information out there but for suggestible individuals can cause problems.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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