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Cyberchondria – disorder who’s at risk every Internet user

This is the case when it is better not to know some information, to have good health and restful sleep. But how can affect information collected from the Internet, for the condition?

It seems unreal, but the palaces of our mind is not yet fully explored, and explain a lot of things may not even the most penetrating minds of our time.

Who is a hypochondriac?

To understand the term cyberchondria, you first need to “shed some light” on hypochondria, as it is primary. A hypochondriac is a person who is much worried about his health. The whole meaning of his life is focused on tracking your health, passing endless diagnostic procedures and the prosecution of doctors is that they hide the truth from him about the disease. Or do not understand what it is.

The cause of this disease is not yet known. Doctors suggest the influence of such physiological factors:

  • a breach in the coherence of processes in the cerebral cortex;
  • the wrong perception of impulses from internal organs to the cortex;
  • the first signals of the development of delusional disorders;
  • the incorrect interaction between the cerebral cortex and autonomic nervous system.

On the development of the disorder is also influenced by emotional background:

  • the tendency to neurosis and hysteria;
  • nervousness, incredulity, indecision;
  • difficulties in communication;
  • difficulties in sexual life.

There are so-called simulators, they are easy to detect. Their goal is not to find and cure the disease, but simply to evoke sympathy from loved ones and draw attention to themselves. Easiest way revelations – invite them to be diagnosed, which involves pain or discomfort. The simulator will be delayed for a long time visit to the hospital, but a real hypochondriac tomorrow will tell you about the results of their diagnosis.

What is cyberchondria?

Cyberchondria is a psychological deviation, a kind of hypochondria. Its essence is that people read health information on the Internet and begins to ascribe the symptoms and disease. The person feels anxiety, and even fear of death. Cyberchondria may appear in people who have never suffered from hypochondria and neuroses in General.

In view of the multitude of advertising, the impact of which was focused on the main human instinct – the instinct of self-preservation, we must be able to separate the real symptoms from the usual fear. It is noteworthy that hypochondria suffer intelligent people. They are able to carefully analyze the information to identify the main aspects and build a false logical conclusions.

If you feel the first signs of unhealthy anxiety about their health – contact the doctors. Based on the tests they will be able to diagnose if there is one. If there are no diseases, but the fear persists – consult a psychologist.