Doctor apps could amplify health anxieties
from MIT Technology Review
Studies suggest that health anxiety — more recently termed somatic symptom disorder and illness anxiety disorder — affects anywhere from less than 1 percent to as much as nearly 12 percent of the population. For some of these people, a new array of telemedicine apps like MDLive and Doctor on Demand are appealing because they take insurance and also let you pay up front at cost of about $40 to $50 for a short video or phone consult.
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