[Whiplash and Werther effect: the potential of google insights for search for medical research and public health].

Authors:
Dr Michael Noll-Hussong, MD
Dr Michael Noll-Hussong, MD
Saarland University Medical Center
Lecturer & Consultant
social neuroscience; chronic pain disorder
Homburg, Saarland | Germany

Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 2011 Jun 19;79(6):340-4. Epub 2011 May 19.

Klinik f├╝r Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie des Universit├Ątsklinikums Ulm.

Illness behaviour involves cultural, situational and personal predispositions. World Wide Web search statistics provided by internet applications like Google Insights for Search have the potential to facilitate our research on the distribution of mental disorders, our understanding of both sociocultural imprintings and trends in psychophenomenology and could make a remarkable contribution to medical research and public health.

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June 2011
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