How To Follow The News Without Plunging Into A Bottomless Pit Of Despair

February 18, 2015 4:15 PM

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How To Follow The News Without Plunging Into A Bottomless Pit Of Despair

We know anecdotally that too much bad news can leave us feeling drained, stressed and overwhelmed. But there’s also plenty of data detailing the damaging effects of our exposure to headlines, reports and broadcasts that focus exclusively – and relentlessly -- on the negative.

It’s a subject Mary McNaughton-Cassill has been studying for decades. A clinical psychologist at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she has researched traumatic news and its impact on the public, including why the news leaves us feeling so stressed out and why we struggle to cope physically as ...

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