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Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on mental health alarms experts

The Inquisitr, Aug. 24, 2021

August 24, 2021

Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on mental health alarms experts

A 2020 study from the University of California, Irvine examined the effect of media consumption on one’s state of mind, finding that consuming content related to COVID-19 was a strong predictor in the development of acute anxiety and depression. Extensive exposure to press coverage of the pandemic can “be overwhelming and lead to more stress, worry and perceived risks,” according to the study.