Medical psychologist Lyubov Krushinsky warned about the danger of such a mental condition as hypochondria – the search for symptoms of almost all diseases.
A variation of hypochondria is “cyberypochondria” – a comparison of one’s often apparent condition with a description of the symptoms of diseases on the Internet. And the more a person tries to find various symptoms in himself, the more he inspires himself with their presence and can actually get sick.
The consequences of hypochondria (cyberypochondria) can be diabetes and high blood pressure. No less dangerous is self-medication as another side effect of hypochondria. Since this is a mental disorder, such a person can begin treatment for a non-existent disease and cause serious damage to the body.
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