Anxiety sensitivity and intolerance of uncertainty as potential risk factors for cyberchondria.

@article{Norr2015AnxietySA,
  title={Anxiety sensitivity and intolerance of uncertainty as potential risk factors for cyberchondria.},
  author={Aaron M Norr and Brian J Albanese and Mary Elizabeth Oglesby and Nicholas P Allan and Norman Bradley Schmidt},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={174},
  pages={64-9}
}
BACKGROUND Online medical information seeking has become an increasingly common behavior. Despite the benefits of easily accessible medical information on the Internet, researchers have identified a vicious cycle of increased physical health concerns and online medical information seeking known as "cyberchondria". Despite proposed theoretical models of cyberchondria, there is a dearth of research investigating risk factors for the development of cyberchondria. Two potential risk factors are… CONTINUE READING
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