A study done after the Boston marathon bombing find people who spent six hours a day scouring media for updates were more traumatized than those who were actually there.
Viewing News Of Trauma Worse Than Experiencing It
December 9, 2013

Via AFP:

After the Boston marathon bombings, people who spent six hours a day scouring media for updates were more traumatized than those who were actually there, a US study suggested Monday.

The study raised questions about the psychological impact of repeated exposure to violence via digital and traditional media in the first major terror attack on US soil since September 11, 2001.

The findings were based on a survey of 4,675 US adults taken shortly after the deadly April 15 attacks and the frenzied five-day manhunt in which one suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was killed and his brother, Dzhokhar...

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