WASHINGTON POST: For people with severe health anxiety, the Internet can be a terrible place

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Health worriers share other features, too, says Karmpaul Singh, a research psychologist at the University of Calgary, who has published three studies on health anxiety in the past few years with Richard J. Brown at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. Echoing previous work, their findings have shown that those with higher levels of health anxiety tended to be most uncomfortable with uncertainty. Instead of waiting something out or rationalizing it away, they went looking for answers.

Period3 Feb 2018

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  • hypochondria
  • psychology
  • health anxiety
  • internet