Watching news containing information about scary or unpleasant events increases the number of people with mental and physical illnesses. This conclusion was made by the employees of the UCLA, reported UBR.
Brutality, in particular scenes of violence in stories about the war zone, causes the collective trauma of the audience, experts say.
The body responds to constant watching of the tragic scenes from real life with stress reaction and post-traumatic stress disorder that may escalate into physical abnormalities within 2-3 years.
The study involved about a thousand people.