cyberchondriac


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cyberchondriac

(jargon, humour)
(After "hypochondriac") 1. A user who always thinks there is something wrong with his computer.

2. Someone who uses the World-Wide Web to indulge their hyperchondria.
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AS a report warns of the dangers of diagnosing your illnesses on Wikipedia - with nine out of 10 entries factually incorrect - we asked a serial cyberchondriac if the findings would force her to change her ways AS I read the report, the anxiety crept up from my gut to my neck, kicking off nausea, palpitations and leaving behind a red, blotchy trail.
If you look up symptoms online and then panic at the diagnosis, or rather 'search results', it's possible you're displaying the hallmarks of a cyberchondriac.
Cyberchondriac Someone who'll diagnose themselves with a serious disorder because they'd rather consult a medical page than a real-life doctor
and that I was in danger of turning into a cyberchondriac.
The latest cyberchondriac survey released by Harris Interactive found that more people are scouring the Internet for cures.
You will listen sympathetically to all 3465 possibilities that your cyberchondriac friend has come up with after googling a minor ache or pain.
Cheesepodding Filling your generic mp3 player with downloaded songs so cheesy you'd never bring yourself to buy them in a shop Crackberry A complete inability to stop checking a handheld Blackberry even at the most inopportune of moments Cyberchondriac
Being a con rmed cyberchondriac, I looked these ailments up on the internet and discovered that the most common causes are gymnastics and obesity.
My name is Shari Low - and I'm a Nomophobe, a Technophobe, a Cyberchondriac and prone to sudden bursts of Catastrophising and Mumnesia.
On average, a cyberchondriac searches the Internet five times per month, a decrease from the almost seven times per month a year ago and similar to five times per month in 2004.
And sadly, I'm not just a hypochondriac, I'm also the modern version - a cyberchondriac - so next step is to log on to one of the self-diagnostic sites on the internet.