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Children’s Preexisting Symptoms Influence Their Reactions to Disaster Coverage on TV

After a natural disaster occurs, we often find ourselves glued to the TV, seeking out details about the extent of the damage and efforts at recovery. While research has shown that exposure to this kind of coverage is associated with symptoms of traumatic stress in youths, new research published in Psychological Science suggests that the relationship isn’t quite so simple. The new study finds that while the amount of exposure to disaster coverage matters, children’s preexisting symptoms of posttraumatic stress also play an important role. ... More>


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Anxiety Disorders and Depression Conference

Anxiety and Depression: Technology and New Media in Practice and Research April 4-7, 2013 Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine (La Jolla, California) Contact: 240-485-1032 conference@adaa.org Website: http://adaa.org/resources-professionals/conference ADAA hosts […]... More>


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Some viewers may find this distressing: How watching harrowing footage on the news can bring on post-traumatic stress