‘Media overload’ can raise anxiety during coronavirus crisis
Originally ran in HealthDay and included in a previous article list.
“The data show that the harm does not come from staying informed in a reasonable way — like reading your morning paper every day,” said Dana Rose Garfin, an assistant adjunct professor at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Nursing. … “There’s a big difference between staying informed and having the news on all day long, repeating the same things,” said Garfin, co-author of a commentary on coronavirus media exposure that was recently published in the journal Health Psychology. … The question, she said, is whether that information is actually useful to you or is simply fueling anxiety.