The Portland Tribune Interviews Dr. Jason Guy Richards

Do you suffer from illness anxiety?

You might have discovered yourself doing this — perhaps several times a year. You experience a symptom, such as a headache, and you instantly search the Internet for the cause.

You’re not alone. Many people use the internet and discover that a simple symptom, in some cases, can be fatal. You make the leap that a headache is caused by a brain tumor or a tummy ache is the result of stomach cancer.

While it’s always best to check out a troublesome symptom with your doctor, the convenience of internet access can simply be too much to resist.

Read the whole article at the Portland Tribune