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Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By | 2017-10-02T14:08:06+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Media, News, PTSD, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was an undergrad earning a degree in telecommunication production, I learned of a saying in TV news: "If it bleeds, it leads".  This means the more violent or anxiety-provoking event is, it draws in more viewers. If you are watching videos of mass shootings or other violent events on the news or online, you are making yourself [...]

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The Case Against Watching 9/11 TV Coverage

By | 2016-11-20T07:53:44+00:00 September 7th, 2011|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, News, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, countless television channels will be airing replays of the traumatic events of that day. It is in your best interests, both emotionally and psychologically, to not watch that coverage. Continue reading...

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Multitaskers…don’t.

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 August 25th, 2009|Categories: ADHD, Research|Tags: , , , , |

A study found that the people that multitask the most are the least effective at it. It would be interesting to evaluate ADHD symptoms in the study sample, and see how it correlates with multitasking effectiveness. In the MSNBC.com article, Clifford Nass Ph.D. said, "Is multitasking causing them to be lousy at multitasking, or is their [...]