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Andrew Jameson
"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

  Nobody is really sure exactly where the term came from, but "doomscrolling" has entered the lexicon of American English recently. It's the act of scrolling endlessly through social media, consuming as much bad news as possible in hope of finding answers that never come. Wired Magazine recently published an article all about the trend, exploring the etymology of the term, the reasons people might engage in it, and the negative effects it can have on mental health. Whether it's COVID-19 news, protest reporting, or speculation about the next awful thing 2020 might throw at us, there's no end of...

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