According to a study conducted by the Texas Tech University College of Media and Communications in the US, those who reported high levels of viewing problematic Bad news experienced tremendous stress for prolonged periods. Such a situation can lead to persistently high levels of infections, which can have adverse health effects.
Scientists interviewed 1,100 adults in August 2021 and asked them if they agreed with statements such as: “I am so immersed in the news that I forget the world around me”, “My mind is often occupied with thoughts about the news” , “I find it difficult to stop.” about reading or watching the Bad News” and “a lot of times I don’t pay attention at school or at work because I’m reading or watching the news”.
Respondents were also asked if and how often they experienced stress and anxiety, as well as fatigue, pain, lack of concentration and digestive problems.
The results showed that people who reported consuming problematic news were more likely to experience physical and mental symptoms than people who watched less news.
According to the authors, these findings show that “frequent or persistent exposure to problematic news can be particularly dangerous for people with underlying mental or physical problems, and can trigger PTSD symptoms or keep people in states of intense anxiety for long periods of time.” “. .time .long periods of time.