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TV blamed for provoking a collective trauma

TV blamed for provoking a collective trauma

TV blamed for provoking a collective trauma

News, where they show scary and unpleasant events that have long-term adverse effects on the mental state of a man, writes The Daily Mail.

Study showed the University of California, repeated exposure of violence after the terrorist attacks, and from areas military conflicts increases the percentage of physical and mental diseases among viewers.

According to scientists, the news provoked a collective trauma in the population. Commented research director Cohen Silver: "It is important to know what is happening in the world. Therefore, I am not calling for censorship. However, you need to understand what will the constant exposure to images that cause fear."

The study took into account the results of a survey of more than 1000 people in the weeks before and after the terrorist attack in New York in 2001 and the war in Iraq in 2003. In this case, the stress response was assessed as well as the impact of the media.

Appeared Viewers of programs that highlight the terrorist attack and the war, more than 4 hours per day, more likely to have symptoms of acute stress reaction and post-traumatic stress disorder. They also have physical abnormalities were more prevalent in 2-3 years.