Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum - E-Hypochondriacs


27 February 2015

Hypochondriacs (a person who is abnormally anxious about their health) are now able to take their worries online.

Dysfunctional beliefs about ones health can be harmful and inaccurate information found on the internet can compound problems and increase anxiety.

For this reasons researchers from the University of Manchester aimed to examine health anxiety, health-related internet use and ‘query escalation’: