- Blend of cyber- and hypochondriac (Wiktionary)
“Although Microsoft Word still underlines it in red, googling the word cyberchondriac provides 46,800 hits, and the term cyberchondria has had its own Wikipedia entry since June, 2005.”
“The term "cyberchondriac" refers to those who use the Internet to look for health-related information.”
“But the problem is you can cross from safe surfing to cyberchondriac pretty easily.”
“So what can you do if you think you're a cyberchondriac?”
“So let's take a look at a list of things that you can watch for in yourself when you know you've crossed over to becoming a cyberchondriac.”
“COHEN: There's a couple of things that you can do to sort of do safe surfing without becoming a cyberchondriac.”
“So, how do you know when you've crossed over to the dark side and become a cyberchondriac?”
“PHILLIPS: All right, so if you think you're a cyberchondriac, what do you do?”
“The sanctimony that comes with the eye roll and the cyberchondriac label may be an extreme example, but it's still a problem if doctors continue to walk into the exam room with the belief that patients always need to be disabused of the wrong and sensationalistic information they picked up while trolling the Net.”
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