The science behind doomscrolling

Studies have linked poor mental health to news exposure during negative and traumatic events such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters…. “We’ve had so much news from COVID-19 and the economic breakdown to the reckoning with racial injustice combined with hurricanes and firestorms,” said Roxane Cohen Silver, a research psychologist at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s clear the stress of the election has added to all this.”