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Is this app and websites like webmd worsening hypochondria?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not at all!

Hypochondiasis is a fear of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.
Fears tend to increase in the absence of good information. So, websites like this one allow people to quickly get information on symptoms or health issues of interest. Consequently, they are less likely to have irrational fears of being sick.

In brief: Not at all!

Hypochondiasis is a fear of having, or the idea that one has, a serious disease based on the person's misinterpretation of bodily symptoms.
Fears tend to increase in the absence of good information. So, websites like this one allow people to quickly get information on symptoms or health issues of interest. Consequently, they are less likely to have irrational fears of being sick.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

This web site allows anyone, anywhere to ask health related questions to physicians who wish to assist and inform those who seek such help.
This is not a diagnostic or treatment providing service it is a program designed to educate, advise and offer suggestions regarding the question asked.

In brief: No

This web site allows anyone, anywhere to ask health related questions to physicians who wish to assist and inform those who seek such help.
This is not a diagnostic or treatment providing service it is a program designed to educate, advise and offer suggestions regarding the question asked.
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Thank
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