“We know from a lot of the research that high levels of media exposure, especially when it’s repetitive, tends to be associated with psychological distress,” Dana Rose Garfin, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing of University of California, Irvine, tells SELF. Garfin herself researches health psychology and how community disasters impact mental health. She notes that where the new coronavirus is concerned, the media is all working with the same limited information and coverage can get repetitive quickly if you insist on consuming a ton of it.
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