地道英语

Cyberchondriac 上网自诊狂

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菲菲头疼,上网查看了病症后说自己肯定是得了什么严重的病。不过她的这种自诊行为可靠吗?听节目,学习如何用英语来表达通过上网查询病症后想象自己患了各种病、自诊的人。

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(关于台词的备注: 请注意这不是广播节目的逐字稿件。本文稿可能没有体现录制、编辑过程中对节目做出的改变。)

Feifei
大家好,欢迎收听 BBC英语教学的《地道英语》。我是冯菲菲。

Sian
…and me, Sian. Hello! Hey Feifei what are you doing on your phone? We've got a programme to record.

Feifei
我头特别疼,这不,网上说了,可能是头部受伤了,也可能是由于头部有肿块,还有可能是……

Sian
Or maybe you've just got a headache! Give me that phone… you're just scaring yourself!

Feifei
诶,你等等,这儿还说如果我有以下这些症状的话,应该马上去医院。Maybe I do have a fever… I am feeling rather hot.

Sian
That's because it's boiling in here – I'm hot too… and I'm starting to get a headache. I know exactly what's wrong with you – you have a case of cyberchondria!

Feifei
Cyberchondria?你看,我就说嘛我肯定得了什么病。不过 cyberchondria 是什么?It sounds serious.

Sian
A cyberchondriac is someone who looks up medical advice on the internet for every symptom they have and then gets really anxious because they think they have a serious illness! Just like you're doing.

Feifei
哦,原来 cyberchondriac 和 hypochondriac 有相似之处,cyberchondriac 用来指一个通过上网查询病症后想象自己患了各种病、自诊的人。

Sian
Exactly, this term is a combination of 'cyber' – relating to computers – and hypochondriac. Let's hear some examples.

Examples
There are so many medical websites nowadays, it's no wonder more and more people are self-diagnosing and becoming cyberchondriacs.

Ana: I was convinced that I had this really rare disease that I read about online. Turns out that I just wasn't drinking enough water!
Joe: Ha! You're such a cyberchondriac!

Feifei
Right, let's get on with the programme – although I haven't brought my glasses today so I'm afraid I can't read the script very well.

Sian
What? You've forgotten your glasses? Well no wonder you've got a headache.

Feifei
Oh yeah, that could be it. Phew, I was convinced something terrible was wrong with me. Right, let's get on with the programme.

Sian
Hang on there's a link here to the 'ten most dangerous tropical diseases', I'll just have a quick look…

Feifei
But you haven't even been to a tropical country lately. Put the phone down!

Sian
Oh ok! Goodbye.

Feifei
Bye.