Dr. Kelli Harding: Cyberchondria "the New Frontier of Hypochondria": US News

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We’ve all done it: You have a symptom, say a persistent cough, and instead of reaching for the Merck Manual – which might have been the case 20 years ago – you turn to your computer or iPhone and rely on the powers of Google to self-diagnose...
A little over a decade ago, a British newspaper dubbed this phenomenon cyberchondria – a term that has now entered the medical lexicon. Kelli Harding, a psychiatrist specializing in health anxiety and assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, calls cyberchondria “the new frontier of hypochondria.”
Read more: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/patient-advice/articles/2014/06/16/...