Watching Violent News Video Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By |2017-10-02T14:08:06-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Media, News, PTSD, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I was an undergrad earning a degree in telecommunication production, I learned of a saying in TV news: "If it bleeds, it leads".  This means the more violent or anxiety-provoking event is, it draws in more viewers. If you are watching videos of mass shootings or other violent events on the news or online, you are making yourself [...]

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Shootings and Television Violence

By |2016-11-20T07:53:47-05:00September 16th, 2010|Categories: News, Research, Television|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Today a gunman, upset about his mother's health condition, wounded a doctor then killed his mother and himself. The shootings took place at Johns Hopkins hospital. (The news story can be found here.) As soon as I heard that the shooter targeted the doctor because of his mother's health condition, I immediately thought of the gruesome [...]

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Violence is NOT a symptom of ADHD

By |2016-10-05T06:46:15-04:00December 6th, 2007|Categories: ADHD, News|Tags: , , , , |

In an article written about the Omaha shootings, the reporter made a point to mention that the shooter had been diagnosed with ADHD. Violent behavior is NOT a symptom of ADHD. In addition, the shootings were not the result of impulsivity, due to the fact that the shootings were pre-meditated.

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