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The risks of self-diagnosing mental illnesses online
 

The risks of self-diagnosing mental illnesses online

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Medical websites and symptom trackers have become increasingly popular. A free symptom checker application, iTriage, reports over 12 million downloads and a 4.5-out-of-five-star rating from over 100 000 reviews, according to its description on iTunes. However, mental health professionals have maintained that a person who suspects that he or she has a mental illness should see a doctor to help them to get an accurate diagnosis, and self-diagnosis of mental illness online has repeatedly been condemned as unreliable and even dangerous.
 
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15 Jan 2017 - General