Aduh! saya sakit kepala, sebelah kiri ni.doktor peksa betul2 takut saya ni ada kanser otak ke?’ risau seorang patient yang suka membaca di internet pasal medical diseases..

Emak saya ni kena sakit buah pinggang ke? ‘ tanya seorang nursing student pada mama bila emak datang ke klinik dengan sakit pinggang dan kebas kaki.

Begitu juga dengan sorang medical student year 3 yang buat praktikal di klinik mama yang mula meraba lymph nodes di tengkok dan mula menyangka dia mungkin mengidap sakit kanser darah bila di rasakan ada kelenjar yang membengkak di tepi lehernya..

Ha..? pernah dengar syndrome ni? Medical student syndrome.Ramai yang mungkin sedang mengalaminya.ehehehe termasuk mama dan kawan2 yang pernah menjadi medical student dulu.
cecite cecite…cam dialog dlm citer Hantu Maklimah balik Kampung plak?

Cuba baca artikel ni:

Medical Student Syndrome

Medical student syndrome “MSS” also named medical student disorder, medical student disease and hypochondriasis of medical students is a condition frequently reported in medical students nowadays.

MSS is a constellation of psychiatric symptoms that affect the mood and behaviour of a medical student, especially during the first year of studying medicine.

While Medical students are learning medicine they read lists of symptoms for different diseases daily. Although they are completely healthy, they feel that they are suffering from the symptoms of specific diseases and they have it.

For example: If a medical student is reading about swine flu he may feel its symptoms and do unnecessary laboratory tests to confirm his wrong diagnosis.

Now the disease included millions of non medical students who can easily search in the internet about any disease and believe in having its symptoms.