Sunday, September 20, 2009
Illustration for an article entitled 'The Gist', dealing with the exposure of a rising trend in cyberchondria. Patients choosing the internet for self diagnosis, sometimes with adverse and disastrous effects. Including and certainly not limited to an increase in stress and anxiety which begins to hang around a patient like a noose.
Be careful with what you choose to look up and what you choose to ignore.
"He thought it had been the common cold, but that search engine was telling him he had Malaria..."