The Psychological Impact on the Daily Exposure to Bad News Reported by the Media

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Sun, Aug 31st, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

While a "steady diet of bad news" won't give you "PTSD, anxiety, or depression," being bombarded with sensational negativity from the media about the state of our world will give you a "burgeoning sense of helplessness."

[...] The average San Antonian doesn’t know much about what’s going on in New York (and vice versa), let alone the Middle East, and therefore has to rely on shortcuts: What did I see on the news most recently? What’s the general impression I get when I turn on CNN? “As soon as you get out of your zone, most of your information’s from the news,” McNaughton-Cassill said, “and the news by definition covers the extreme things.”

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