Media coverage can cause acute stress

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Gutenberg
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Media coverage can cause acute stress

Post by Gutenberg » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Report: Media coverage can cause more stress than being at a bombing site


Those who experience a terrorist attack firsthand are prone to suffer from acute stress. That much is obvious. But does living that experience repeatedly through the media’s coverage of the event cause even more stress? This is the question Roxane Cohen Silver of the University of California Irvine has asked in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. And the answer seems to be that those who followed media coverage for long enough did indeed have a greater chance of suffering from symptoms of high acute stress—sometimes even more than those who were present at the site.
Read the rest of the article here: http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/12/ ... bing-site/

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